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Bergen County Prosecutor's Office arrests 20 on drug charges

Twenty people in Bergen County and five neighboring counties were recently arrested during a law enforcement sweep looking for people without outstanding warrants for drug trafficking, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.

That office's Narcotic Task Force carried out the sweep in the following counties: Bergen, Union, Passaic, Essex, Morris and Middlesex.

The warrants involved allegations of dealing drugs including cocaine, heroin, marijuana, ecstasy and prescription drugs.

Two of the people arrested are from Garfield. One is a woman, 30, accused of marijuana distribution, possession of marijuana and possession of Percocet; and the other is a man, 23, accused of distribution of marijuana.

The task force said the series of arrests are the result of its year-long undercover operation. Task force offices said that in the course of executing the warrants, the law enforcement group seized two pounds of marijuana, over a half-ounce of cocaine and around 100 prescription pills. It also seized about $3,200 in cash.

Those arrested include a woman, 21, of West New York; a 22-year-old man from Teaneck; a South Hackensack woman, 25; a Prospect Park man, 22; a New Milford man, 45; a Passaic man, 34; a Fairfield man, 19; a River Edge man who is 20 years old; a 22-year-old man from Bergen; an East Rutherford woman, 26; a Ridgefield man, 21; a Paterson woman, 23; a Ridgewood man, 18; a Hackensack man, 23; a Totowa man, 20; a 33-year-old Hackensack man; a 46-year-old man from Paterson; and a Teaneck man, 22 years old.

Source:, "Police sweep leads to Garfield arrests," May 31, 2012