Passaic County authorities recently seized a large amount of drugs from a suspected heroin mill in Paterson, NJ.
Passaic County Sheriff’s Office detectives spotted the suspect’s vehicle, a black Infiniti, driving on East 28th Street at 11th Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey. The narcotics detectives saw what they believed to be drug activity inside the car and decided to pull over the vehicle.
During a subsequent search of the motor vehicle, police allegedly came across 10 bricks of heroin, with each brick containing 50 glassines of the illegal drug.
Passaic County law enforcement then went to the suspect’s Lafayette Street residence and conducted another search. During this search, police allegedly found another 78 bricks of heroin, two bags filled with raw heroin, and drug-packaging materials.
The total street value of the heroin found in the suspect’s home and car is said to be approximately $20,000.
The suspect, who resides in Paterson New Jersey, was arrested and charged with several drug offenses, including maintaining a heroin production facility, heroin possession, and drug paraphernalia possession.
After being placed under arrest, the suspect was processed at Paterson Police Department headquarters. He was later transferred to the Passaic County Jail in Paterson, NJ.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “$20K in Heroin Seized in Paterson Drug Mill Bust, Sheriff Says.”