West New York woman charged after attempt to peddle prescription drugs on the street


On Thursday June 26, 2014 a 66-year-old West New York woman was charged with possession of illegal legend drugs with intent to distribute. Providencia M. Pena Jorge attempted to sell a man Penicillin in the area of 61st and Bergenline Ave. The man then informed police officer Villegas about the incident and described the woman.

 Villegas then spotted her at a bus station, where she had a back pack open with a box of 500 mg tablets of Ampicilina in her hand. Officer Villegas asked the defendant if she had intention to sell the drugs and she replied “yes.” She was then taken to the station where she voluntarily gave up all the prescription medication she had in her bag.

Her total drug inventory consisted of 217 500 MG tablets of Ampicilina, most of them expired, she also had close to 200 of  two different brands of vaginal suppositories, 34 capsules of 20 MG Omeprazol, 21 capsules of 40 mg Omeprazol, and 10 capsules of 300 MG Ranitidina. In addition, she had 4 expired tubes of Diclofenaco, and two sealed plastic bags of an unknown white powder. Her residence was checked and nothing further was found.

Once processed, Pena will be taken to county jail. She will then appear before a judge and her bail will be set.


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