Police recently busted a man accused of distributing heroin out of his home in Paterson, NJ.
According to law enforcement, Paterson New Jersey police received a tip about drug activity out of a home located on Mill Street. A Paterson police narcotics unit set up surveillance outside the house and later conducted a raid of the residence.
A search of the 32-year-old suspect’s home allegedly turned up massive amounts of illegal drugs, including more than 5,000 envelopes filled with heroin and 220 bags of crack cocaine.
Additionally, police reportedly seized more than $2,100 in cash, as well as a loaded handgun.
The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with several drug crimes, including possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin near a school, and distribution of cocaine.
The suspect was also charged with a weapons offense because he is reportedly a convicted felon who is not allowed to be in possession of a handgun.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the heroin distribution charges, he faces severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, distributing even a small amount of heroin can be classified as a third degree felony. A conviction on third degree heroin distribution charges could lead to a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.
To learn more about this case, view the NorthJersey.com article entitled “Police Find Thousands of Envelopes of Heroin in Paterson Home Raid.”