According to Morris County prosecutors, the people behind the drug ring would import cocaine and heroin from Passaic County and then sell the drugs in Morris County, including Morristown, Victory Gardens, and Dover.
After NJ officials learned about the illegal drug activity, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit and the Morristown Police Department worked together to investigate the suspects for approximately three months. Investigators were able to trace the source of the illegal drugs to two brothers who lived in Dover and Morristown, respectively.
The two suspects are said to have bought the drugs from a 47-year-old woman who resided in Clifton, NJ.
Law enforcement obtained search warrants and arrest warrants and then carried out a series of raid in Passaic County and Morris County, arresting a total of 24 people.
Police officers reportedly seized more than 1,400 folds of heroin, 55 grams of cocaine, and a large quantity of drug paraphernalia. Police also allegedly seized more than $33,500 in cash during the drug raids.
The two main suspects, the brothers from Morris County NJ, are charged with distribution of cocaine and distribution of heroin. Meanwhile, several people who were allegedly observed purchasing drugs are charged with cocaine possession and heroin possession.
After being arrested and processed, the two brothers accused of selling the drugs were moved to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, NJ. They were each being held at the jail on separate bail amounts of $250,000.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Authorities Bust Alleged Family-Run Heroin, Cocaine Ring in Morris.”