A 53-year-old Bergen County man was indicted, along with four other suspects in connection with narcotic charges, money-laundering charges, and a first-degree conspiracy charge. These charges come as a result of the New Jersey State Police’s dismantling of a drug trafficking network that was based in Metuchen, New Jersey.
Acting on a warrant that they received for a warehouse in Metuchen, the New Jersey State Police were able to seize cash in excess of $1 million. In addition to the large amount of cash, law-enforcement officials were also able to seize in excess of 39 kilos of cocaine. According to Atty. Gen.Jeffrey S. Chiesa, the street value of this cocaine was approximately $1.4 million.
The 53 year old Bergen County man will be facing multiple charges including first and second degree counts of conspiracy, first-degree counts of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, third-degree possession of cocaine, and first degree money laundering.
The success of this police operation is welcome news for state police, and New Jersey residents. According to Atty. Gen. Jeffrey S. Chiesa, as a result of the success of this police raid, large amounts of cocaine will be prevented from reaching the street.
The defendant will be facing up to twenty years in New Jersey State Prison on every first degree charge and up to ten years on every second degree offense. In addition, the state may be seeking to charge the Defendant with leader of a narcotics trafficking network, which could land the defendant in prison for the rest of his life. If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal drug offense in Bergen County we can help. Please contact any one of our Bergen County Offices for a free initial consultation with any one of our eight criminal defense attorneys on staff.