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Dumont NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of WILLIAM H. KECK (DOB: 12/6/1949; single; unemployed) of 109 Lafayette Avenue, Dumont, NJ on charges of Possession Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession With The Intent To Distribute Controlled Dangerous Substances, and Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia. This arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Dumont Police Department under the direction of Chief Michael J. Conner.
Several months ago, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force and the Dumont Police Department received information that William H. KECK was distributing Controlled Dangerous Substances, namely Oxycodone, in Bergen County. On Thursday, October 11, 2018, a search of KECK’s residence located at 109 Lafayette Avenue in Dumont resulted in the seizure of Controlled Dangerous Substances including numerous Oxycodone 20MG and 30MG tablets, Suboxone, Diazepam, and Zolpidem, and plastic baggies used for the packaging of Controlled Dangerous Substances for distribution purposes.
KECK was arrested and charged with one count of Possession Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance With The Intent To Distribute Within 500 Feet Of A Public Park, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1A, a 2nd degree crime; four counts of Possession Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance Without A Valid Prescription, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10A(1), a 3rd degree crime; one count of Possession Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance With The Intent To Distribute, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5B(5), a 3rd degree crime; one count of Possession Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance With The Intent To Distribute Within 1,000 Feet Of A School, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7A, a 3rd degree crime; and one count of Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia Associated With The Distribution of Controlled Dangerous Substances, N.J.S.A. 2C:36-3, a 4th degree crime. KECK was released on a summons pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on October 24, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.
Acting Prosecutor Dennis Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would also like to thank the Bergen County Regional SWAT for its assistance in this investigation.