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JAMES BELL-SANDERS OF GARFIELD CHARGED WITH ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD WHILE POSSESSING COCAINE, MARIJUANA AND METHYLONE

TO:                 ALL NEWS MEDIA

FROM:           PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

DATE:            DECEMBER 20, 2017

Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of JAMES BELL-SANDERS (DOB: 6/22/1990; single; and unemployed) of 376 River Drive, 2nd Floor, Garfield, New Jersey on narcotics related charges.  This 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 Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that James BELL-SANDERS was distributing controlled dangerous substances in Garfield, New Jersey.  Police personnel executed a search warrant at 376 River Drive, 2nd Floor, Garfield, New Jersey on December 20, 2017, and BELL-SANDERS was found to be in possession of crack cocaine, marijuana and methylone.

James BELL-SANDERS was arrested without incident and charged with one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A(2), a 2nd degree crime; one count of Possession with the Intent to a Distribute Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Crack Cocaine, in a quantity less than one-half ounce, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5B(3), a 3rd degree crime; one count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Methylone, in a quantity of less than one ounce, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5.3A(A), a 3rd degree crime; and one count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Marijuana, in a quantity less than one ounce, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5B(12), a 4th degree crime.  BELL-SANDERS was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a Central Judicial Processing Court appearance.

Prosecutor Grewal states that these 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 Bergen County Regional SWAT Team, Bergen County Sheriff’s Department K9 Unit, the Garfield Police Department, and the Wallington Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

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