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Former TV personality held in Bergen County Jail on drug charges

A 27-year-old woman is being held in the Bergen County jail on drug charges. She is also accused on money laundering.

She previously worked as a Spanish-language television personality and has been living in the Dominican Republic for the past six years before being extradited to the U.S. to face the criminal charges.

She is accused of having sold cocaine in the U.S.

She was taken into custody recently in the Dominican Republic pursuant to an arrest warrant. A judge set her bail at $3 million.

When first arrested six years ago, she was released on $1 million bail, and then allegedly fled the country.

The drug charges currently pending include distributing and manufacturing a controlled substance, as well as giving false information to police, hindering prosecution, unlawfully possessing a handgun, and laundering money.

While in the Dominican Republic, she reportedly appeared on a television program and used a different name.

In an unrelated case, police in Hoboken took three men into custody last week on charges of buying or selling heroin in two separate transactions.

Police claimed to have witnessed an exchange in which money was given for small bags containing a substance believed to be heroin.

One of them, according to police, was found to have in his possession a bag stamped "Flood Zone" believed to contain a quantity of the drug. He was accused of selling drugs both within 500 feet of public housing and within 100 feet of a school.

Another arrestee, charged with heroin possession, apparently had four outstanding arrest warrants from previous incidents at the time of his arrest.

Our Bergen County firm handles similar cases. For more information, go to our Englewood drug crimespage.

Source: NorthJersey.com, "Fugitive extradited to Bergen County from the Dominican Republic on drug charge," Aug. 30, 2012

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