South Hackensack Motor Vehicle Stop Reveals More then a 1/2 Ounce of Molly

A routine traffic stop in South Hackensack New Jersey leads to a major drug bust. South Hackensack police officer Lance Kelly and Sean Bannon stopped a motor vehicle after they observed it make an illegal U-turn around 2:30 am Wednesday morning. According to the reports, as the officers were approaching the vehicle, they observed the front seat passenger attempting to conceal narcotics in his pants. A subsequent search by the officers revealed more than a half-ounce of MDMA powder, which is known on the streets as Molly and numerous Oxycodone pills.

The front seat passenger was arrested and brought to the Bergen County Jail, where he is currently being held on a $40,000 bail. The defendant has formally been charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of prescription legend drugs, possession of MDMA with the intent to distribute and possession of oxy with the intent to distribute. Due to the quantity of Molly discovered the defendant will be charged with a second degree felony. In New Jersey, a defendant convicted of a second degree felony can be sentenced up to ten (10) years in a state prison. It is unknown whether or not the defendant has any prior drug possession with intent or distribution convictions nor whether the he was stopped with in 1000 feet of a school or within 500 feet of a public park but if he was, then he would be facing not only mandatory state prison but a stipulated parole ineligibility term as well under what is known as brimage.

Drug possession and drug distribution can be a very serious charged in New Jersey. The type of drug, the location of the arrest, the quantity possessed and the defendant’s prior criminal records will play a major role in the severity of the charges. The Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliveris an experienced Bergen County criminal defense firm. We have been representing individuals charged with cocaine possession, marijuana distribution and possession of heroin with the intent to distribute in towns like Bergenfield, Fair Lawn, New Milford, Teaneck and Lodi for over fifteen years. Our team of defense attorneys consist of eight criminal defense lawyers, including four former prosecutors. If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offense and would like a free consultation please contact any one of our Bergen County offices at 1-800-682-4037.