NY Man Charged with Distribution of Cocaine in Fort Lee

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of Cristian Cruz-Sanchez, 44, of New York on charges of Distribution Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Cocaine. 

According to authorities, in July 2018, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that Cruz-Sanchez was involved in the distribution of Cocaine. 

During the course of an investigation, Cruz-Sanchez distributed Cocaine to an undercover detective on multiple occasions, including Aug. 2nd, when he was arrested in Fort Lee and charged with four counts of Distribution Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Cocaine in a quantity of one-half ounce or more but less than five ounces.  

Officials say Cruz-Sanchez appeared in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on Aug. 3rd and was released on his own recognizance.

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.