Passaic County authorities arrested four individuals who were allegedly part of a major cocaine distribution ring.
The suspects have been accused of selling cocaine throughout Passaic County NJ, including Belleville, Clifton, and Passaic. The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office started to investigate the suspects after getting a report of illegal drug sales. Detectives with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office conducted the investigation with assistance from the Clifton Police Department, the Passaic Police Department, and the New Jersey Division of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). The investigation took six months and eventually led to search warrants being issued.
Passaic County authorities subsequently executed 10 search warrants, seized a large quantity of illegal drugs, and arrested the four suspects.
Among the suspects who were arrested are a 37-year-old Clifton NJ man, a 29-year-old male from Passaic, a 42-year-old Belleville NJ man, and a 59-year-old man who lives in Passaic. All four suspects face criminal charges for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
The 29-year-old Passaic NJ suspect also faces criminal charges for obstruction of justice because he allegedly tampered with evidence in the case. Additionally, the Belleville suspect was charged with resisting arrest.
It is expected that Passaic County law enforcement will make additional arrests in connection with the cocaine ring in the weeks ahead.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “4 Alleged Members of Cocaine Distribution Ring Arrested.”