Man Arrested in Fort Lee for Money Laundering, Drug Possession, Resisting Arrest

Bergen County Prosecutor officials announced the arrest of Larry J. Blackwell of Hampton, VA in Fort Lee on charges of Eluding, Money Laundering, Possession With Intent To Distribute A Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Resisting Arrest.

The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

According to police, on Tuesday, July 21 detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop on a white Jeep Wrangler rental vehicle on Route 46 east in Fort Lee.

Police say that the driver of the vehicle, Blackwell, initially began to slow down and move over, but he then turned onto North Avenue in Fort Lee and drove away.

According to police, Blackwell then struck a passing vehicle a few blocks away before crashing into an embankment and becoming disabled on North Ave at West Street.

Blackwell then fled the scene on foot but was apprehended by detectives shortly thereafter.

The passing motorist that had been struck sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

Blackwell was also transported to the hospital for a pre-existing knee injury.

The charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.