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Maplewood Man Arrested for Possessing Marijuana with Intent to Distribute


A 30-year-old Maplewood man was taken into custody following a narcotics investigation into the distribution of marijuana and marijuana wax in the city of Orange.

According to authorities, on Dec. 27th, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force and the Homeland Security Investigations – Newark Office arrested Dave Eliassaint, 30, of Maplewood, after recovering a crate in his possession that contained more than 380 pounds of high-grade marijuana.

Officials say a subsequent search warrants resulted in the seizure of more than 20 pounds of marijuana wax, vape cartridges containing liquid THC, scales, equipment utilized to convert raw marijuana into liquid and the packaging materials utilized for reselling Controlled Dangerous Substances. The total street value of the CDS that was seized is approximately $1,000,000.

Authorities charged Eliassaint with Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana, Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana within 500 feet of a Park and Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana within 1,000 feet of a School.

The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.