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Police: Cliffside Park Man Sold Pot-Laced Goods To Bergen Patrons

Daniel Escobar
Daniel Escobar Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR

CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. -- After grabbing four visitors from three Bergen County towns, Cliffside Park police arrested a borough man who they said all of them had just bought pot and baked marijuana goods from.

Daniel Escobar, 27, was being held on $105,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with a variety of drug possession counts.

Detectives armed with a search warrant found marijuana and pot-laced baked goods, along with a digital scale, heat sealer and various plastic baggies used to package drugs, Police Chief Richard Gaito told Daily Voice this morning.

They also seized $22,361 in suspected drug proceeds that will subject to possible forfeiture.

Gaito's investigators began watching Escobar late last month after receiving a tip, the chief said.

One by one, they picked off people who he said were carrying drugs after leaving his home -- a 19-year-old Washington Township woman, a 27-year-old Englewood Cliffs man and two Fort Lee men, one 27 and the other 31 -- Gaito said.

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