TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: NOVEMBER 30, 2017
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of STEVEN DAHMER (DOB: 11/3/1988; single; and unemployed) of 153 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, New Jersey. The arrest is the result of a joint investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, and the Dumont Police Department under the direction of Chief Michael J. Conner.
In April 2017, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that Steven DAHMER was involved in the distribution of controlled dangerous substances in the area of Dumont, New Jersey. A criminal narcotics investigation was initiated, during which DAHMER distributed a controlled dangerous substance, specifically heroin, to a detective of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office acting in an undercover capacity. This drug transaction occurred in Dumont, New Jersey.
On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, Steven DAHMER was arrested without incident at his residence in Oak Ridge, New Jersey. Dahmer was subsequently transported to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office for arrest processing.
Steven DAHMER was charged with one count of Distribution of Heroin in a quantity less than one-half ounce, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5B(3), a 3rd degree crime; and one count of Distribution of Heroin within 500 feet of Fred Triplett Park in Bergenfield, New Jersey, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1, a 2nd degree crime. DAHMER was released on a summons pending a first appearance court date at Central Judicial Processing on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.
Prosecutor Grewal states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would also like to thank the Dumont Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.