Pleasantville man indicted on 1st Degree narcotics distribution charges
MAYS LANDING, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson, and Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced an Atlantic County Grand Jury has handed up an indictment against a Pleasantville man for first degree narcotics distribution charges.
Eric Paige, 42, has been indicted on the following State of New Jersey charges:
• Possession with the intent to distribute cocaine (1st degree)
• Possession of cocaine (3rd degree)
• Money laundering (3rd degree)
“Every drug dealer taken off the streets makes a community safer,” said Special Agent in Charge Gibson. “Drug trafficking and violence goes hand in hand, and it is our mission at the DEA to collaborate with our law enforcement partners to pursue those who pose the greatest risk to our residents.”
“I would like to applaud the collaborative efforts of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, the DEA, and the Liberty Mid-Atlantic HIDTA Task force throughout this investigation. We are all committed to reducing the trafficking of illegal drugs in Atlantic County and the violence associated with it,” Prosecutor Tyner said.
On March 12, 2020 members of the Atlantic County HIDTA Task Force, Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, & Narcotics Unit and the Pleasantville Police Department executed multiple search warrants at Paige’s Pleasantville residence, storage units, and vehicles after he was taken into custody in connection with a narcotics investigation. Detectives recovered approximately 9.6 ounces of cocaine along with narcotic packaging and distribution materials. As a result of the investigation detectives also seized $66,424 and Paige’s BMW X5. Paige was arrested and charged.
Paige is in custody at the Atlantic County Justice Facility.