TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: JULY 13, 2017
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrests of CHRISTOPHER ROSARIO (DOB: 07/16/1997; single; and a student) and GUILLERMO VALDEZ (DOB: 04/15/1987; single; and unemployed) of 613 Grand Avenue, Leonia, New Jersey, on charges related to the possession of controlled dangerous substances, namely marijuana. These arrests are the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Leonia Police Department under the direction of Chief Thomas Rowe.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that CHRISTOPHER ROSARIO was distributing controlled dangerous substances, specifically marijuana, in Leonia, New Jersey. On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, police personnel executed a search warrant at 613 Grand Avenue, Leonia, New Jersey, during which Christopher ROSARIO was found to be in possession of over one pound of marijuana. Guillermo VALDEZ was also found to be in possession of marijuana.
Christopher ROSARIO and Guillermo VALDEZ were arrested without incident. Christopher ROSARIO was charged with one count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute Controlled Dangerous Substances, namely Marijuana, in a quantity of one (1) ounce or more but less than five (5) pounds, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5B(11), a Third Degree Crime. Guillermo VALDEZ was charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Marijuana, in a quantity less than fifty (50) grams, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10A(4), a Disorderly Persons Offense.
Both Christopher ROSARIO and Guillermo VALDEZ were released on their own recognizance pending a first appearance in the Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.
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 Leonia Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.