A Florida man facing criminal charges for distributing a large amount of illegal drugs in Clifton, NJ recently pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court.
According to prosecutors, the suspect was among a group of people who had roles in a major drug distribution network that sold cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and morphine throughout Passaic County, New Jersey.
The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) conducted an investigation into the drug distribution operation and eventually arrested the suspects. During drug raids of motor vehicles and a residence in Clifton, DEA agents reportedly found 77 pounds of heroin and 44 pounds of cocaine.
The suspect is a 52-year-old man who resides in Morriston, Florida. He was charged with federal crimes for conspiracy to distribute heroin, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, and conspiracy to distribute morphine. A conviction on those charges could have resulted in a sentence of life imprisonment.
However, the suspect reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors, with prosecutors agreeing to recommend a more lenient sentence when the suspect appears in U.S. District Court in Trenton for a formal sentencing hearing later this year.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Florida Man Facing Life in Prison for 121-Pound Drug Bust.”