Police recently arrested two people who were allegedly in possession of a large amount of heroin while driving through Paterson, New Jersey.
Narcotics detectives with the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office reportedly saw a Hummer H2 driving around in circles near Market Street and East 32nd Street in Paterson, NJ. Police then observed a 25-year-old man approach the Hummer and get into the passenger side when the vehicle came to a stop.
At that point, the suspect allegedly sold 25 glassine envelopes of heroin to the driver, a 36-year-old man from Boonton, NJ.
A short time later, police arrested both the driver and the passenger. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, detectives allegedly discovered the 25 glassine envelopes of heroin, as well as an additional 50 packets of heroin.
Both suspects were arrested and charged with possession of heroin and distribution of heroin.
According to authorities, the passenger already had an outstanding warrant that had been issued out of Bergen County for violating the requirements of drug court. Additionally, the driver was reportedly wanted on a contempt of court warrant out of Morris County, NJ.
If either of the suspects is eventually convicted on the heroin distribution charges, they would be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, distribution of more than one-half ounce of heroin is a second degree felony. A conviction for second degree heroin distribution could result in a sentence of 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information about this case, go to the NorthJersey.com article entitled “Sheriff: Two Loaded Guns Confiscated as Part of Paterson Narcotics Operation.”