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>Alleged Drug Dealer Arrested In Ridgewood

>Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office
PRESS RELEASE

TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR JOHN L. MOLINELLI
DATE: APRIL 3, 2008

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of ERIC JIMENEZ (DOB: 2/29/1988) of 792 Norgate Drive, Ridgewood, New Jersey on Tuesday, April 2, 2008 on drug distribution charges. The arrest came about as a result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Narcotic Task Force, under the direction of Chief Joseph Macellaro, the Ridgewood Police Department, under the direction of Chief William Corcoran and the Allendale Police Department, under the direction of Chief Robert Herndon.

On February 20, 2008, ERIC JIMENEZ sold approximately three and one-half (3.5) grams of Cocaine to an undercover detective of the Bergen County Narcotic Task Force in Ridgewood, New Jersey. On February 25, 2008, ERIC JIMENEZ sold approximately ten (10) grams of Cocaine to an undercover detective of the Bergen County Narcotic Task Force in Paramus, New Jersey. On March 3, 2008, ERIC JIMENEZ sold approximately ten (10) grams of Cocaine to an undercover detective of the Bergen County Narcotic Task Force in Ridgewood, New Jersey. On March 18, 2008, ERIC JIMENEZ sold approximately ten (10) grams of Cocaine to an undercover detective of the Bergen County Narcotic Task Force in Ridgewood, New Jersey. On April 2, 2008, ERIC JIMENEZ sold approximately one (1) ounce of Cocaine and one (1) pound of Marijuana to an undercover detective of the Bergen County Narcotic Task Force in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Subsequent to this narcotic transaction, JIMENEZ was placed under arrest without incident. A subsequent search of JIMENEZ’s vehicle revealed an additional two (2) pounds of Marijuana.

ERIC JIMENEZ was charged with the following: One (1) count (inclusive of five (5) separate dates) of Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Cocaine, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5a(1)/5b(2)-2nd degree crime; One (1) count (inclusive of three (3) separate dates) of Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Cocaine, while within one-thousand (1000) feet of a School Zone in violation of N.J.S.A 2C:35-7-3rd degree crime; and one (1) count of Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Marijuana over one (1) ounce, in violation of N.J.S.A 2C: 35-5a(1)/5b(11)-3rd degree crime. Additional charges for possession of cocaine and marijuana are to be levied against JIMENEZ when this case is presented to a Grand Jury for indictment consideration.

Bail was set at $75,000.00-no10% for ERIC JIMENEZ by Judge Louis Dinice, J.M.C., after which, he was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail.

Prosecutor Molinelli states that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would like to thank the Ridgewood and Allendale Police Departments for their assistance and cooperation in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: ERIC JIMENEZ DOB: 02-29-1988
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 792 Norgate Drive, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07109

MARITAL STATUS: Single
PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT: Unemployed
LENGTH OF EMPLOYMENT: N/A
PRESENT POSITION: N/A/

ARREST INFORMATION

FUGITIVE: NON-FUGITIVE: XXXXX

DATE & TIME OF ARREST: 04/02/2008 @ 5:18 p.m.

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: Ridgewood, New Jersey

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: Bergen County Narcotic Task Force, Ridgewood Police Department and Allendale Police Department

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Cocaine, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5a(1)/5b(2); Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Cocaine, while within one-thousand (1000) feet of a School Zone in violation of N.J.S.A 2C:35-7; and Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Marijuana, in violation of N.J.S.A 2C: 35-5a(1)/5b(11).

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 04/03/08 @ 9:00 a.m.
JUDGE: Hon. Louis Dinice, J.M.C
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $ 75,000 with no ten percent (10%) option
PRESENT STATUS: Bergen County Jail
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