Jennifer Monge Bronx paralegal arrested after ‘accidentally’ dropping a cache of crack cocaine and heroin out of her bag at her place of work- Bronx DA’s office.
Jennifer Monge allegedly fumbled her bag as she walked into the East 161st Street prosecutor’s office around 7:50 a.m. Wednesday, sending 20 small baggies of crack, four larger bags of crack and 16 glassines of heroin clattering to the lobby floor the nypost reported.
Monge, 27, now faces two misdemeanor charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance, public records show.
Unclear is whether the relatively large cache was intended for personal use or for sale?
Of note the paralegal was freed without bail but not available for comment when Scallywagandvagabond.com sought remarks.
Monge’s father, however, had plenty to say when reached at her former home on Long Island.
‘It hurts because I never raised her that way,’ Melvin Monge told via the nypost. ‘I gave her a good education here, and I break my back working here, and she chooses to do this? I don’t feel sorry for her.
‘She’s destroying her own life. I’m embarrassed because it’s my last name.’
Monge said that the paralegal had recently applied to be a Pennsylvania state trooper prior to Wednesday’s arrest.
Jennifer Monge’s alleged misdeeds, however, date back to 2012, when she was netted in another drug-adjacent arrest.
In January of that year, Queens cops allegedly witnessed a co-defendant, Perry Brown, hopping into Monge’s car after buying ‘large quantities’ of cocaine, heroin and pot, police said.
When cops closed in, Monge allegedly sped off, going through stop signs and red lights before finally being pulled over and arrested for a slew of charges, including drug possession and reckless driving.
The outcome of that case in court was not immediately known.
Monge has since been placed on administrative leave from the DA’s office, in the wake of her arrest.