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Jose Tejada Is Detained After Seeking To Fly To Colombia Charged With Bronx Overdose Deaths

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SDNY COURTROOM Exclusive, Sept 16 – In the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on September 16, a detention hearing was held by Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang on defendant Jose Tejada, arrested that morning trying to fly to Colombia, charged with causing at least three overdose deaths.

Inner City Press was the only media in the Mag Court and live tweeted it, here:

Retained counsel has shown up, in jeans, asks if the Criminal Justice Act lawyer is the interpreter. No.

Judge Wang arrives and asks time if arrest.

AUSA Alexander Li: : 8:40 am

 Tejada has filled out a CJA 23 financial affidavit. [See Judge Furman's recent decision granting Inner City Press' application to unseal Michael Avenatti's financisl affidavit,and filing]

 AUSA: Seeking detention. CJA: Making a bail application. He is employed and could continue if released. He is willing to give urine. Travels regularly to Dominican Republic. Would agree to GPS.

AUSA Li: Presumption case, narcotics resulting in death. Fenanyl killed 3. Clarke's husband survived. IDed Tejada's cab service as deliverer. Cabbie Lou

 AUSA Li: Defendant stored photo of news story about the deaths on his phone. Police then conducted controlled buys.

AUSA: Today he had planned a 1-way trip to Colombia. Fake Florida license on his iCloud. Now Tejada talks with retained lawyer who has not yet filed his appearance. CJA switches places. 

CJA: Who cares about the screenshots? And what about the hand to hand seller? Pre-Trial Services says release him.

RULING: Tejada will be detained, Judge Wang decides, citing opioid crisis and overdose deaths.

Update: this appears to be the article Tejada kept a screenshot of:  "2 men in Yonkers died for overdoses... 3 apparent overdose deaths in the Bronx's Woodlawn area that might be connected with the same cocaine."

And the other two Bronx-ites?

  Inner City Press can add: Tejada was in a black t-shirt and sneakers with a bright green rim. The retained counsel was in jeans, no jacket, and did not speak before Judge Wang. In the back row were case agents with handcuffs. There is a co-defendant, the driver, being processed in Florida.

The case is US v. Tejada, 21-mj-8918 (Wang)


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