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Upper Saddle River man, 19, charged with dealing mushrooms, pot, LSD


YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: An Upper Saddle River man was peddling marijuana, mushrooms and LSD from his home before being busted along with his supplier and two buyers, authorities said this afternoon.

Benjamin “Cody” Meyer, 19 (above, left), was taken into custody during a Saturday raid on Pleasant Avenue in which investigators seized roughly 100 hits of LSD, two ounces of pot and a half-ounce of psilocybin mushrooms — all street-valued at a combined $2,000 — along with scales, packaging materials and other drug paraphernalia, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli (above, right) said.

Richard Brooke, Maxwell Heard (MUGSHOTS: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR)

Meyer’s father, Louis, who wasn’t home at the time, immediately went to Upper Saddle River police after learning of the bust.

He received a summons for possession of rolling papers and a small amount of marijuana that Louis Meyers’ attorney, Leonard Tarantino, said his son had put in his medicine cabinet.

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE: A previous version of this story incorrectly characterized the charges against Louis Meyer.  CLIFFVIEW PILOT regrets the error.

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Before the raid, investigators from the BCPO Narcotic Task Force and Upper Saddle River police grabbed two Allendale men — identified as Richard Brooke, 31, and Maxwell Heard, 20 — after stopping their car following a buy at the Meyer home, the prosecutor said.

Both were carrying marijuana and were under the influence of the drug, he said. They, too, were released after being charged in connection with both offenses.

The three-month investigation quickly led to the alleged supplier, a Spring Valley juvenile who Molinelli said was caught carrying two pounds of pot worth $6,000.

Benjamin Meyer was being held on $100,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with possession with the intent to distribute LSD, mushrooms and marijuana.

The minor was released to parents after being served with a juvenile complaint for marijuana possession with the intent to distribute the drug.


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