A Bronx NY man was sentenced to four years in a federal prison after pleading guilty to heroin distribution in Clifton, New Jersey.
The suspect is a 22-year-old man from the Bronx in New York. He was among several individuals who were arrested by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents on February 5, 2016 in connection with drug trafficking. The DEA agents allegedly watched the suspects transport a large quantity of heroin and other illegal narcotics in Clifton, NJ.
Law enforcement arrested the suspect after conducting surveillance on a tractor-trailer parked outside a vacant home. Police searched the premises and allegedly seized more than 92 pounds of illegal drugs, including 48 pounds of heroin, 22 pounds of cocaine, and 22 pounds of fentanyl.
The suspect faced numerous drug offense charges, including distribution of heroin and distribution of cocaine. He ultimately managed to avoid trial in US District Court in Trenton by reaching a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.
The terms of the plea deal called for the suspect to serve four years in a federal prison, but a judge still needed to approve the plea deal. Now the plea agreement has been approved and the suspect is on his way to prison.
Two of the suspects in the drug trafficking case have already pleaded guilty to drug distribution charges, while two more suspects still have pending charges.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Man Caught in N.J. Drug Bust Gets 4 Years for 48 Pounds.”