Paterson New Jersey police recently arrested eight people in connection with a major heroin distribution operation.
According to officials, the raid was carried out at a residence on Jane Street in Paterson NJ around 6:30 p.m. The raid came at the conclusion of a lengthy investigation by the Paterson Police Department Narcotics Division. Law enforcement opened the investigation after getting multiple reports about a heroin mill that was operating within city limits.
Paterson investigators obtained search warrants subsequently executed them at the Paterson NJ house.
While searching the residence, Paterson police allegedly found a large amount of illicit drugs, including 319 glassines of heroin, numerous baggies of crack cocaine, several baggies filled with MDMA (or “Molly”), and in excess of 100 grams of pot. Police also reportedly discovered more than 7,000 empty glassines.
Paterson NJ police ultimately placed eight people under arrest. The suspect all reside in Paterson and have been connected to the alleged drug trafficking operation.
The suspects face numerous drug crime charges, including heroin distribution, heroin possession, possession of crack cocaine, and simple possession of marijuana. A few of the suspects were also charged with obstruction of justice because they allegedly tried to destroy evidence.
The Paterson police director later issued a statement announcing the arrests and praising the investigating officers for “working tirelessly in locating and closing the operation down to make a safer city.”
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “8 Arrested in Paterson Heroin Mill Raid, Cops Say.”