Paterson NJ police recently arrested a local man accused of dealing marijuana in the area.
Detectives with the Paterson police narcotics unit nabbed the suspect on Carlisle Avenue, which is near the Garret Mountain Reservation in Paterson, New Jersey. According to authorities, the 27-year-old suspect was dealing pot around a grocery store located in the neighborhood.
Paterson police were first tipped off about the suspect’s alleged drug dealing when concerned citizens contacted the Paterson Police Department.
Law enforcement eventually placed the suspect under arrest. While making the arrest, police officers reportedly seized one pound of marijuana, as well as $495 in cash believed to be the proceeds of drug sales.
Police also arrested another local man, a 26-year-old male who lives on Jasper Street, on drug possession charges.
The main suspect, who lives in the Hillcrest section of Paterson, faces multiple drug crime charges, including possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of marijuana near a school zone.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the most serious charges of marijuana distribution, he faces significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, anyone who possesses more than one ounce of pot with intent to distribute can be charged with a third degree felony. A conviction for third degree marijuana distribution could lead to a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.
To learn more about this case, go to the NorthJersey.com article entitled “Police: Paterson Drug Dealer Caught with Pound of Marijuana.”