Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty. Paramus Police Arrest Two Suspects For Possession
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, June 21 2013 @ 01:25 PM EDT
On Thursday, June 21, 2013 at 3:50 pm Paramus Police received a radio call to assist a Fairlawn Police Officer on a motor vehicle stop of a 1999 Nissan Maxima on state highway #17 in front of the GNC store. The Fairlawn officer reported the passenger had just fled from the vehicle.
Officer’s Paul Siemon and Doug Ohlendorf apprehended the subject after a short foot pursuit behind the Guitar Center on state highway #17.
The subject was identified by Lieutenant John Corcoran of the Fair Lawn Police Department as the passenger who fled from the vehicle. While eluding the officers the passenger IBN W. Ross had attempted to hide a brown plastic bag under a parked vehicle. The bag contained over 3 ounces of cocaine.
Officers also located in the passenger compartment of the Nissan Maxima marijuana and a multicolored glass pipe.
FARID KHAN was charged with one (1) count Possession of marijuana, one (1) count Possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, one (1) count Possession of cocaine, and one (1) count of Possession of paraphernalia. He was also issued motor vehicle summonses for passing on the shoulder, an expired New Jersey driver license, and expired vehicle insurance.
IBN W. Ross was charged with one (1) count Possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, one (1) count Possession of cocaine, and one (1) count of Eluding on foot.
Bail was set by Judge Anthony Gallina, J.M.C. at $20,000.00-no 10% option for FARID KHAN and $30,000.00-no 10% option for IBN W. ROSS. Both were subsequently remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail.
Captain Robert Guidetti states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.