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FRANCISCO CACERES OF WOOD-RIDGE ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

TO:  ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE:  OCTOBER 15, 2016  
 
Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. GREWAL announced the arrest of FRANCISCO CACERES (DOB: 3/31/1984) of 300 Avalon Drive, Unit 3330, Wood-Ridge, New Jersey on drug charges.  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, the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department under the direction of Chief Michael COLANERI, and the Wood-Ridge Police Department under the direction of Chief Paul GOSCINSKI.

The investigation determined that Francisco CACERES was involved in the distribution of controlled dangerous substances in Bergen County, New Jersey.  On Thursday, October 13, 2016, police personnel executed a search warrant at CACERES’ residence.  During the search, police personnel located and seized approximately thirty- four bricks (totaling one thousand seven hundred bags) of suspected heroin, approximately eighty grams of suspected cocaine / crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia consistent with the distribution of controlled dangerous substances, and $1,515.00.   

Francisco CACERES was charged with one count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute Heroin, in a Quantity Greater than One-Half Ounce but Less Than Five Ounces; one count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute Cocaine, in a Quantity Greater than One-Half Ounce but Less Than Five Ounces; and one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  CACERES was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of $75,000, no ten percent cash option bail set by the Honorable Jason SHAFRON, J.M.C.     

Acting Prosecutor Grewal states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would also like to thank the Wood-Ridge Police Department and the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.  

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT:   FRANCISCO CACERES           DOB:  3/31/1984

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:  300 AVALON DRIVE, UNIT# 3330, WOOD-RIDGE, N.J.

MARITAL STATUS:   SINGLE           
 
OCCUPATION:  UNEMPLOYED        
 
ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST:  10-13-2016   

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN:  WOOD-RIDGE, N.J.   

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST:  BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE           WOOD RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT           HASBROUCK HEIGHTS POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A(1)/5B(2) – POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE, NAMELY COCAINE, IN A QUANTITY GREATER THAN ONE-HALF OUNCE BUT LESS THAN FIVE OUNCES, A SECOND DEGREE CRIME.  

N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A(1)/5B(2) – POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE, NAMELY HEROIN, IN A QUANTITY GREATER THAN ONE-HALF OUNCE BUT LESS THAN FIVE OUNCES, A SECOND DEGREE CRIME.  

N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2 – POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, SPECIFICALLY PLASTIC BAGGIES (COMMONLY USED FOR PACKAGING CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES FOR DISTRIBUTION), BAKING SODA AND A DIGITAL SCALE, A DISORDERLY PERSON’S OFFENSE. 

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE:   11/2/2016 @ 8:30 A.M.  
JUDGE: HONORABLE JASON T. SHAFRON, J.M.C.      B
AIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $75,000.00 WITH NO TEN PERCENT OPTION   PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO THE BERGEN COUNTY JAIL 
10 14 16 Francisco Caceres

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