According to Passaic County Sheriff, Richard Berdnik, a Paramus man was arrested in Paterson and charged with numerous drug offenses. Officer Eric Blesing stopped a blue Ford Escape on East 18th and Van Houten streets at around 6:50pm on Saturday for allegedly committing a traffic violation while on 594 East 18thStreet. The driver, 30 year-old William Warren, allegedly had a bundle of heroin sticking out of the brim of his hat while speaking with the Officer. Warren was then ordered out of his vehicle. A search yielded 15 glassine envelopes of heroin and 28 vials of crack-cocaine. Warren was subsequently charged with six drug possession and distribution offenses. Click here to read more at www.patersontimes.com.
Manufacturing, Distributing, or Dispensing Heroin is a crime that is taken extremely seriously in New Jersey and can carry severe consequences if convicted. If you are charged with a first degree, the crime is punishable by a term of incarceration between 10 and 20 years in New Jersey State Prison. The defendant shall, except as provided in N.J.S.2C:35-12 (Waiver of Mandatory Minimum and Extended Terms), be sentenced to a term of imprisonment by the court. The term of imprisonment shall include the imposition of a minimum term which shall be fixed at, or between, one-third and one-half of the sentence imposed, during which the defendant shall be ineligible for parole. A fine of up to $500,000.00may be imposed;
Manufacturing, Distributing, or Dispensing Cocaine– N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5 sets forth: a. Except as authorized by P.L.1970, c.226 (C.24:21-1), it shall be unlawful for any person knowingly or purposely: (1) To manufacture, distribute or dispense, or to possess or have under his control with intent to manufacture, distribute or dispense, a controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance analog; or (2) To create, distribute, or possess or have under his control with intent to distribute, a counterfeit controlled dangerous substance. If you are charged with a crime of the First Degree you between 10 and 20 years in New Jersey State Prison. The defendant shall, except as provided in N.J.S.2C:35-12 (Waiver of Mandatory Minimum and Extended Terms), be sentenced to a term of imprisonment by the court. A fine of up to $500,000.00may be imposed;
If you find yourself in the situation that you are charged with manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing either heroin or cocaine, you should contact a criminal defense attorney immediately, especially with your freedom potentially at stake. Former Morris County Prosecutor, Alissa D. Hascup is skilled and experienced at defending all drug offenses and has successfully represented countless individuals in towns like Paterson, Wayne, and Clifton. Contact her office for a free consultation about your case. She is available 24/7 at 862-257-1200.