A Broken Break Taillight Leads to Dumont Man’s Arrest for Heroin Possession
According to a New Milford police officer, a broken taillight leads to the arrest of a Dumont resident after heroin packets where discovered in plain view inside his vehicle. It appears that after the officer ran a motor vehicle computer search on the Defendant’s vehicle, an active warrant popped up out of Elmwood Park for the registered owner. Based on the active warrant, the officer pulled over the Defendant and asked him to step outside the vehicle. After informing him of the warrant and the fact that he was going to be taken into custody, the officer allowed the Defendant to re-enter the vehicle to get his cellphone and keys. In doing so, the Defendant opened the center counsel and it is at that point that the officer alleges that he observed in plain view wax folds of suspected heroin.
As a result, the Defendant was arrested on the active warrant and then charged with possession of heroin in the third degree and possession of hypodermic needles in the fourth degree as well. The Defendant was taken to the Bergen County Jail and a $32,500 bail was set. If convicted of a third degree felony in New Jersey, a Defendant could be sentenced up to five years in State prison and fined up too $35,000.
Heroin Possession Lawyers in New Milford NJ
The Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliveris an experienced Bergen County criminal defense firm. Our team of New Milford criminal defense attorneys have the experience and skill set required to successfully defend your rights. If you or a loved one has been charged with possessing cocaine, distribution of marijuana, aggravated assault, heroin distribution, burglary or shoplifting in towns like Mahwah, East Rutherford, Paramus, Lodi, Ramsey or Palisades Interstate Park, we can help. Please contact our Hackensack office at 1-800-682-4037 for a free consultation.