Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Gerald T. Bennett, 32, of Philadelphia, PA on charges of Receiving Stolen Property, Possession Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession Of A Weapon Without A Lawful Purpose.
The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.
On Tuesday, October 27, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force conducted a motor vehicle stop in Ridgefield, on a white 2009 Buick Enclave.
That vehicle was reported stolen out of Philadelphia, PA. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Bennett, was placed under arrest without incident.
According to police, Bennett was also found to be in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, specifically twenty-nine amphetamine-dextroamphetamine capsules not prescribed to him, as well as a switchblade knife.
According to officials, Bennett was charged on October 27, with one count of Receiving Stolen Property, one count of Possession Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance and one count of Possession Of A Weapon Without A Lawful Purpose.
He was remanded to the Bergen County Jail and is scheduled for a first appearance on November 11, at 8:30 AM in the Central Municipal Court in Hackensack.
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.