TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: NOVEMBER 4, 2016
Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrests of MIGUEL PAGAN (DOB: 8/22/1981; single; and employment status unknown) and DANIELLE WASHINGTON (DOB: 4/28/1980; single; and employment status unknown), both of 197 Hudson Avenue, Norwood, New Jersey on drug offenses. These arrests are the result of a joint investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Officer-in-Charge, Deputy Chief Robert ANZILOTTI, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Michael SAUDINO, and the Norwood Police Department under the direction of Chief Jeffrey KRAPELS.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that controlled dangerous substances were being distributed from a residence located at 197 Hudson Avenue, Norwood, New Jersey. On Friday, November 4, 2016, a court-authorized search warrant was executed at this residence. Approximately 1 ounce of suspected Marijuana, drug paraphernalia associated with the distribution of controlled dangerous substances, 2 imitation firearms, and $5,490.00 were seized at this location.
As a result of the investigation, Miguel PAGAN was arrested and charged with one count of Possession With the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Marijuana, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5B(12), a Fourth Degree Crime. Danielle WASHINGTON was also arrested and charged with one count of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Marijuana, Under 50 Grams in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10A(4), a Disorderly Persons Offense. Both PAGAN and WASHINGTON were released on a Summons. They are both scheduled to appear in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court for a first appearance on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 8:30 AM.
Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Grewal states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would like to thank the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and the Norwood Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.