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Arrest Made in $400,000 Attempted Crystal Methamphetamine Distribution in Moonachie


Officials in Bergen County announced the arrest of Mr. Eric Raymond Shankland, 38, of Moonachie on drug offenses.

Police said during the course of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, Shankland was identified as a distributor of narcotics, specifically, crystal methamphetamine.

Police say during the week of April 24, 2021, the United States Postal Inspection Service alerted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office that they intercepted a parcel containing approximately three pounds of crystal methamphetamine.

According to police, the parcel originated from Arizona and was destined for delivery to Shankland’s residence located at West 4th Street. 

I Police say on May 4, 2021, the parcel was delivered by the United States Postal Inspection Service to the West 4th Street, address where it was received by Shankland. 

A search warrant was executed at Shankland’s residence.

The search of the residence revealed approximately six pounds of additional crystal methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia associated with the distribution of Controlled Dangerous Substances.

Police say the total amount of crystal methamphetamine seized was approximately nine pounds with a street value of $400,000.00.

Shankland was arrested at the scene without incident and transported to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

Police said Shankland was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.