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Heights Cops Help Nab Alleged 'Low-level Drug Dealer'

The Saddle Brook man dealt drugs from his apartment, police allege.

Juan Perez / Photo: Saddle Brook Police Department
Juan Perez / Photo: Saddle Brook Police Department
Written by Jim Leggate

Police arrested a 37-year-old Saddle Brook man Tuesday for allegedly selling marijuana out of his apartment, according to cops.

Saddle Brook and Hasbrouck Heights police worked together to investigate information that Juan Perez was selling drugs out of his Saddle Brook apartment, according to Saddle Brook Department Deputy Chief Robert White. 

Sgt. Thomas Johnson executed a search warrant along with officers from Hasbrouck Heights, Garfield and Elmwood Park. 

Police seized several ounces of marijuana, a grinder and scale and $3,850 in cash, according to White.

"This was an example of how persistence and teamwork between agencies paid off resulting in the arrest of a low-level drug dealer," White said. "I hope this acts as a deterrent and sends a clear message to others who are illegally selling drugs that you will eventually get caught and suffer the consequences."

Perez was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on $5,000 bail and is due in municipal court next week.

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