TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: JANUARY 20, 2017
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of ERIC BUSCHBACHER (DOB: 12/13/1995; single; and a college student) of 185 Wortendyke Avenue, Emerson, New Jersey on charges related to the possession and distribution of controlled dangerous substances. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Chief Robert ANZILOTTI, the Dumont Police Department under the direction of Chief Michael J. CONNER, the New Milford Police Department under the direction of Chief Frank RAMACI, the Emerson Police Department under the direction of Chief Michael MAZZEO, and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Michael SAUDINO.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that Eric BUSCHBACHER was distributing controlled dangerous substances in the area of Emerson, New Jersey. On Thursday, January 19, 2017, police personnel conducted surveillance at BUSCHBACHER’s residence, and observed him conduct a hand-to-hand drug transaction with another individual. Subsequently, a court-authorized search warrant was executed at BUSCHBACHER’s residence. Suspected Xanax pills and THC wax were recovered on this date.
Eric BUSCHBACHER was arrested without incident, and was charged with one count of Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Xanax, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5B(13), a Third Degree Crime; and one count of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Hash-Oil, under five (5) grams, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10A(4), a Disorderly Person’s Offense. Mr. BUSCHBACHER was released on his own recognizance pending a first appearance in the Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court.
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 Dumont Police Department, the New Milford Police Department, the Emerson Police Department, and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit for their assistance in this investigation.