Paterson New Jersey police arrested two men accused of possessing large quantity of heroin while walking along a street in Paterson, NJ.
Police made the arrests around 5:00 p.m. Detectives with the Paterson Police Department Narcotics Division were conducting an investigation around 3 Grimes Place in Paterson NJ when they reportedly observed the two suspects walking on the street and acting suspiciously.
Paterson NJ cops moved toward the suspects and spoke with the two men. At some point, Paterson police searched the suspects and allegedly found 605 packets containing heroin. Police also allegedly discovered $1,105 in cash that authorities believe represents the proceeds of illegal drug sales.
The suspects both live in Paterson, New Jersey. They were arrested and charged with numerous drug crimes, including heroin possession, possession with intent to distribute heroin, and distribution of heroin near public housing.
If the suspects are ultimately convicted on the criminal charges of distributing heroin, they would be subject to significant criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, anyone caught in possession of more than five ounces of heroin can potentially be charged with a first degree crime. A conviction for first degree heroin distribution could result in a sentence of 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Paterson Duo found with Heroin, Drug Money, Cops Say.”