Two Arrested on Drug Charges Following Narcotics Investigation in Ridgefield Park

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of Deran Rogers, 45, of Paterson and Maritza Rodriguez, 52, of Ridgefield Park, on charges of Distribution Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Heroin, Possession With Intent To Distribute A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Heroin and Crack-Cocaine, and Endangering The Welfare of a Child.

According to authorities, on December 19th law enforcement officers from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Ridgefield Park Police Department executed a search warrant at Rodriguez’s Ridgefield Park residence.

During the search, law enforcement personnel located and seized approximately 350 wax paper folds containing suspected Heroin and approximately 47 baggies containing suspected Crack-Cocaine.

Officials say a 13-year-old male was in the residence during the search. He was released to his father at the scene.

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would also like to thank the Ridgefield Park Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.