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Five Arrested in Bergen County Narcotics Raid

By rlsmetro on
Bergen County

Police from several aw enforcement agencies assisted Bergen County prosecutor's detectives take down an alleged local drug ring, arresting five people in Garfield, Lodi and Hackensack, authorities announced on Tuesday.

According to a statement released by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, police arrested three suspects who they said attempted to run vacant first-floor Garfield apartment that was allegedly being used to process and package heroin for sale.

Police say Mr. Frankley Sanchez-Javier, 31, jumped through a glass pane window before being apprehended outside.

According to Bergen County officials, offficers arrested two others separately, in Lodi and Hackensack, Calo said.

Police said they seized were more than 3½ pounds of packaged heroin, nearly three pounds of cocaine and more than five ounces of unpackaged heroin, along with $140,000 in drug cash, the prosecutor said.

Police say the rids also included two Hackensack apartments – on Railroad Avenue and Lodi Street – where co-defendant Mario Tapia-Hernandez, 31, was living.

The operation included:

A Prospect Avenue apartment, also in Hackensack, where co-defendant Luis Otero, 33, lived; A Kipp Avenue basement apartment where co-defendants Randy Rosa-Garcia, 24, and Nicole Bonilla, 23, lived.

Bonilla was released pending a Feb. 13 first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

Tapia-Hernandez was released with conditions and Rosa-Garcia was released outright following a detention hearing Monday

Otero and Sanchez-Javier remained held Tuesday in the Bergen County Jail pending detention hearings.