Passaic County police and other law enforcement agencies in North Jersey recently arrested several people on marijuana distribution charges after carrying out drug raids.
According to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, police investigated the suspects for more than four months before eventually securing search warrants and arrest warrants. The drug distribution organization reportedly operated out of multiple North Jersey counties, including Passaic County, Morris County, Bergen County, and Sussex County.
During the raids, Passaic County police reportedly seized a large amount of illegal drugs, including roughly 10 pounds of marijuana, nine pounds of THC wax, and 1,000 grams of candy filled with THC. Police also allegedly found almost $270K in cash and a large quantity of drug paraphernalia, including items used to package marijuana.
Police arrested numerous suspects, including a 33-year-old Haskell man, a 23-year-old man from Ringwood NJ, and a 29-year-old Morris Plains man. All of the suspects face very serious drug crime charges.
The suspect from Haskell NJ, which is part of Wanaque, has been charged with being a leader of a narcotics trafficking network. If the suspect is convicted of leading a narcotics trafficking network, he could potentially be sentenced to up to 20 years in NJ State Prison.
For additional information, check out the NJ.com article, “N.J. Man Led Pot Ring, Faces 20 Years in Prison, Prosecutors Say.”