"Authorities seek Perth Amboy drug dealer who failed to appear for sentencing."

      The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Fugitive Unit is seeking a 27 year-old Perth Amboy man is wanted by police, for jumping bail after pleading guilty to conspiracy and eluding charges.

      During the month of April 2002 the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force conducted a cooperative investigation with the Perth Amboy and Woodbridge Police Department’s Narcotics Units. The investigation determined that Elvis Minaya was a mid-level supplier of cocaine to street level cocaine dealers. The street level dealers would contact Minaya on his cell phone and arrange for the cocaine purchases.

      On July 18, 2002 Minaya jumped in his car and attempted to flee from police as they were trying to arrest at his home. A sanitation truck blocked his way, a short distance from his home, when then police were able to apprehend him.

      Authorities said Minaya and his accomplice, Nelson Torres, 28, spent between six and ten hours a day in their cars taking orders from street-level drug dealers. Arrangements were made for cocaine purchases via pagers and cell phones.

      Torres was sentenced to four years in state prison following his conviction on conspiracy charges.

      Minaya had been released after posting a $300,000 bail. A grand jury indicted on two conspiracy charges and the eluding charge in November 2002. In October 2003 Minaya pleaded guilty, but failed to appear for sentencing on January 22, 2004. At that time a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

      Minaya’s last known address was in Perth Amboy. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 245 pounds and has brown eyes, brown colored hair and was born in the Dominican Republic. He is also known by the nickname “Elvi.”

      The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with information pertaining to Elvis Minaya to call (732) 745-3362 during weekdays, and (732) 745-3300 on nights and weekends and ask to speak to Investigator Engel Galarza.

      Authorities urge anyone coming into contact with Minaya not to try to apprehend him.

      The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office - Fugitive Locator Apprehension Program (F.L.A.P.) is offering up to $500.00 for any information that leads to the apprehension of any individual who is a fugitive on a warrant held by their office. All information remains confidential.