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Palisades Park Residents Charged with Drug Related Offenses

By rlsmetro on
Palisades Park

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of David Baez, 36 and Massiel Inoa, 28, both of Palisades Park, on drug-related offenses. The arrests result from a joint investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Hackensack Police Department.

According to Prosecutor Musella, pursuant to a joint narcotics investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force and the Hackensack Police Department, Baez was identified as a distributor of narcotics and was at large for an outstanding robbery warrant out of New York City. 

Prosecutor Musella said that on August 27, a search warrant was executed at Baez’s residence at 267 Hillside Avenue, Palisades Park.

According to Prosecutor Musella, immediately before the execution of the search warrant, Baez departed from the residence in his vehicle and was stopped nearby. 

Prosecutor Musella said that a .357 Magnum handgun and U.S. currency were recovered during a search of his vehicle. Baez was placed under arrest without incident.

Also, at this time, members of the Bergen County Regional SWAT Team executed the search warrant at Baez’s residence. 

Baez’s wife, Massiel Inoa, and their juvenile children were in the home. A search of the residence revealed approximately 80 pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia associated with the distribution of marijuana and a large amount of U.S. currency and money orders. Inoa was placed under arrest without incident, Prosecutor Musella said.

The U.S. currency and money orders seized during this investigation totaled $303,610.00, and the estimated street value of the marijuana seized is $160,000.00. 

According to Prosecutor Musella, Baez was charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, maintaining a drug production facility, money laundering, unlawful possession of a handgun and being a certain person having been convicted of the crime of robbery and possession with intent to distribute controlled dangerous substances, not to possess a firearm.

Prosecutor Musella said that Inoa was charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, maintaining a drug production facility and money laundering.

Baez and Inoa were remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending their first appearances in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.