TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. GREWAL announced the arrest of ADONIS MOUTON (DOB: 6/6/1998) of 174 MacArthur Avenue, 2nd Floor, Garfield, New Jersey on a drug distribution charge. This arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Officer-in-Charge, Deputy Chief Robert ANZILOTTI, and the Garfield Police Department under the direction of Officer-in-Charge, Captain Raymond Kovach.
Pursuant to the investigation, on Monday, September 19, 2016, a search warrant was executed at Adonis MOUTON’S residence. During that search, law enforcement personnel located and seized suspected marijuana, a digital scale commonly used to weigh narcotics, numerous plastic baggies commonly utilized to package narcotics for distribution, miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, and $2,481.00.
Adonis MOUTON was charged by Complaint Summons with one count of Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Marijuana, in a Quantity Less than One-Half Ounce, a fourth degree crime. MOUTON was released on his own recognizance.
Acting Prosecutor Grewal states that this charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would also like to thank the Garfield Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.
BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM
DEFENDANT: ADONIS MOUTON DOB: 6/6/1998
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 174 MACARTHUR AVENUE, 2ND FLOOR
GARFIELD, NEW JERSEY 07026
MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE
DATE OF ARREST: SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: GARFIELD, N.J.
AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE
GARFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A (1)/5B (12) - ONE COUNT OF KNOWINGLY OR PURPOSELY DISTRIBUTING A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE, NAMELY MARIJUANA, IN A QUANTITY LESS THAN ONE-HALF OUNCE, A CRIME OF THE FOURTH DEGREE.
ARRAIGNMENT DATE: OCTOBER 5, 2016 @ 8:30 AM
JUDGE: HONORABLE LOUIS J. DINICE, J.M.C.
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: RELEASED ON OWN RECOGNIZANCE.
PRESENT STATUS: R.O.R.