Police recently arrested a Paterson NJ man accused of possessing 900 envelopes of heroin in his car.
Passaic County law enforcement made the arrest while conducting a traffic stop in the area of Main Street and Barclay Street. A Paterson narcotics detective pulled over the suspect, who was driving a Mercedes-Benz.
According to the officials, the Passaic County police officer detected an odor of marijuana coming from the suspect’s car. The detective talked to the suspect, who allegedly told the officer that he had been smoking some “weed” inside the vehicle just before he was pulled over.
The detective ordered the suspect to get out of the car. When the suspect exited the vehicle, he reportedly gave the police officer a small bag that contained marijuana.
A subsequent search of the vehicle by officers with the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office reportedly resulted in the discovery of 18 bricks of heroin with 900 envelopes, in addition to four grams of cocaine. Authorities later said that the drugs are believed to have an estimated street value of roughly $5,000.
The suspect, a 20-year-old male who resides in Paterson, New Jersey, was arrested and charged with multiple drug crimes, including heroin possession, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of heroin near a public school, and possession of cocaine.
After being placed under arrest, the suspect was transported to the Paterson Police Department for processing.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Paterson Man Had 900 Packets of Heroin, Sheriff Says.”