Jennifer Monge, 27, allegedly dropped a bag filled with crack cocaine and heroin as she walked into work at the Bronx District Attorney’s office on Wednesday
The Bronx paralegal was arrested after fumbling her handbag and ‘dropping 24 bags of crack and 16 vials of heroin on the floor of the District DA’s office as she walked into work’
Police say that four large bags of crack, twenty small baggies and 16 vials of heroin were sent hurtling to the floor as she fumbled her bag
Monge was arrested later the same day and appeared before a judge on two misdemeanor charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance
According to court documents, this is not the first time Monge has been arrested for drug related offenses
In January 2012, police in Queens reportedly observed a man hopping into Monge’s car having just purchased cocaine, heroin and marijuana
In the 2012 bust she initially reportedly fled the scene to evade arrest
Jennifer Monge, 27, is said to have accidentally dropped the drugs in the lobby of the DA’s East 161st office on Wednesday morning.
Police say that four large bags of crack, twenty small baggies of the same substance and 16 glass vials of heroin were sent hurtling to the floor as she fumbled her bag.
The paralegal was arrested the same day and appeared before a judge on two misdemeanor charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
She was ordered released without bail when she was arraigned in Bronx Criminal Court Wednesday night.
Monge who joined the District Attorney’s office in 2017 and was working as a trial preparation assistant.
Her case has been referred for a special prosecutor to avoid a conflict of interest if the Bronx District Attorney handled the case.
She was placed on administrative leave after her arrest, the a spokeswoman for the DA’s office said.
However, Monge’s father has voiced his shock and anger at the allegations made against his daughter.
‘It hurts because I never raised her that way,’ Melvin Monge, from Long Island, told the outlet. ‘I gave her a good education here, and I break my back working her, and she chooses to do this? I don’t feel sorry for her.
‘She’s destroying her own life,’ Melvin continued. ‘I’m embarrassed because it’s my last name.’
Melvin said he last saw his daughter on Father’s day, and that she had recently applied to become a Pennsylvania state trooper – an application certain to be rejected now.
‘No way now,’ the disgruntled father said of his daughter’s chances at the job.
In January 2012, police in Queens reportedly observed a man hopping into Monge’s car having just purchased a sizable quantity of cocaine, heroin and marijuana.
When authorities attempted to pull her over, Monge allegedly drove away at speed, passing through several stop signs and red lights before eventually acquiescing the officers’ demands to stop her car.
She was arrested and charged with drug possession and reckless driving, though the outcome of the case is unknown at this time.
He latest alleged run in has been referred to a special prosecutor to avoid a conflict of interest if the Bronx District Attorney handled the case.