Statement from Hudson County Sheriff Frank X. Schillari regarding drug arrest in North Bergen.
“On Monday afternoon a Hudson County Sheriff’s Officer Unit pulled over a vehicle on Tonnelle Avenue and 10th Street in North Bergen. The vehicle was driven by Brandon J. Tull of Jersey City.
Brandon Tull then attempted to flee the scene but was apprehended by a Sheriff’s Officer. Tull discarded an open backpack that contained a large quantity of suspected CDS Marijuana. Subsequently Tull was detained.
As this was occurring, Jean C. Peguero of North Bergen arrived at the location of the stop and claimed to be victim in a hit and run motor vehicle accident involving Tull.
After interviewing Peguero and Tull, Sheriff’s Officers doubted their story due to lack of evidence and after further interviews it was determined that Tull was attempting to purchase a small amount of marijuana from Peguero, at which time Tull robbed Peguero of his entire stash.
Tull was charged with multiple CDS charges, including possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a park, possession with intent to distribute CDS and possession of CDS marijuana over 50 grams.
Peguero was processed on 3 open Municipal Court warrants out of Union City and Jersey City among them aggravated assault on a police officer, hindering arrest, resisting arrest and endangering an injured victim. He was also charged criminally with multiple CDS Charges including, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a park, possession with intent to distribute CDS and possession of CDS marijuana over 50 grams.
The total amount of suspected marijuana is over 2.5 pounds in weight and having a street value of over $3,000 dollars.
This was an outstanding job done by my officers; I commend them for their diligence and bravery. My officers and I are fully committed to making Hudson County safer for all its residents”
Hudson County Sheriff Frank X. Schillari