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EDGEWATER COUPLE ARRESTED ON WEAPONS AND DRUG CHARGES

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Edgewater NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced today the arrests of ALEXIS MERCEDES (DOB: 10/22/1986; single; unemployed) and KATHERINE CASTILLO (DOB 01/09/1995; single; unemployed) both of 100 Alexander Way, Apt. 930, Edgewater, New Jersey. The arrests are the result an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

In October 2018, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Squad began an investigation into potential criminal activity by Alexis MERCEDES and Katherine CASTILLO. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that MERCEDES and CASTILLO were providing fictitious and/or fraudulent identification in order to establish residency. On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, BCPO detectives executed a search warrant at MERCEDES’s and CASTILLO’s residence in Edgewater, New Jersey as well as two vehicles used by them.

As a result of the investigation, arrest warrants were issued charging MERCEDES with one count of Possession With Intent To Distribute A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Heroin, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C: 35-5A(1), a 1st degree crime; two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5B(1), a 2rd degree crime; one count of Possession Of two Handguns While Distributing A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Heroin, in violation of N.J.S.A, 2C: 39-4.1A, a 2nd degree crime; one count of Unlawfully Possessing A Body Vest, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C: 39-13, a 3rd degree crime; one count of Impersonation in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C: 21-17A(1), a 3rd degree crime; one count of Financial Facilitation in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C: 21-25, a 3rd degree crime; and one count of Possessing A Fraudulent Document in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C: 21-2.1D, a 4th degree crime.

Arrest warrants were also issued charging CASTILLO with one count of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance With Intent To Distribute, namely Heroin, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C: 35-5A(1), a 1st degree crime; two counts of Unlawful Possession Of A Handgun, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5B(1), a 2nd degree crime; one count of Possession Of Two Handguns While Distributing A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Heroin, in violation of N.J.S.A, 2C: 39-4.1A, a 2nd degree crime; one count of Impersonation in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C: 21-17A(1), a 3rd degree crime; one count of Financial Facilitation in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C: 21-25, a 3rd degree crime; one count of Possessing A Fraudulent Document in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C: 21-2.1D, a 4th degree crime; and one count of Forgery in violation of N.J.S.A 2C: 21-4A, a 4th degree crime.

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. He would like to thank the Edgewater Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

One thought on “EDGEWATER COUPLE ARRESTED ON WEAPONS AND DRUG CHARGES

  1. Hang these bitches!

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