Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute Charges Issued in Bergen County NJ

Two Paterson men were arrested by the Ramsey New Jersey Police Department after a motor vehicle stop revealed three bricks of heroin and two bags of Molly. According to the initial reports, the defendants were apparently pulled over for a speeding violation. It was at this point that the police became suspicious of the defendants activities when they observed several cellphones and air fresheners inside the vehicle. To make matters worse, according to the officers on scene, the defendants were also allegedly exhibiting extremely nervous behavior. It is clear that at some point the defendants vehicle was searched and that drugs were found, however, from the initial reports it is unclear what justified the search of the defendants vehicle. In other words, did either of the co-defendants consent to a search of the vehicle, did the police obtain a valid search warrant or was some other exception to the warrant requirement applicable.

Both Paterson New Jersey men have been charged with possession of heroin and molly with the intent to distribute and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Both defendants are currently in the Bergen County Jail on a $100,000 bail. The driver has also been charged with speeding, careless driving, improper display of a license plate, failure to wear a seat belt and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle. The possession of heroin and molly with the intent to distribute are both third degree felonies provided they were not within 500 feet of a public park. A third degree felony is punishable by up to five (5) years in a New Jersey State Prison, however, provided it is your first felony conviction, then you will receive the benefit of a presumption against non incarceration. However, that presumption can be overcome if the facts surrounding the case are that egregious. 

If you have been charged with cocaine possession, heroin distribution, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute or any other offense for that matter, we can help. As you can tell these are very serious criminal charges and if convicted, they carry with them life changing consequences. If you have any further questions about heroin distribution you should click here. Also, if you would like a free initial consultation with any one of our eight criminal defense attorneys on staff please contact our Bergen County Office directly at 1-800-682-4037.