HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A 33-year-old city man was arrested and charged with distributing crack cocaine near the Hackensack Middle School, among other offenses. 

Gregory L. Bruce's arrest on October 22 was the culmination of a month-long investigation by members of the Hackensack Police Department Narcotics Bureau -- overseen by Sergeant John Dalton and lead by Detective Sergio Raneli -- into his alleged distribution of narcotics within 1,000 feet of the school.  

According to a news release from the Hackensack Police Department, narcotics detectives seized approximately four ounces of crack cocaine, roughly three ounces of marijuana, an "abundance" of drug paraphernalia, and two vehicles that are pending proceedings for asset forfeiture. Bruce was charged with the following: two counts for distribution of crack cocaine; two counts for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; one count for distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of Hackensack Middle School; one count for distribution of marijuana 50 grams; one count for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute 50 grams or more; one count for possession of drug paraphernalia, a disorderly persons offense; and one count for possession with intent to distribute drug paraphernalia.

Bruce was remanded to Bergen County Jail and is due in Bergen County Superior Court Central Judicial Processing on November 4.