Two men were recently sentenced to prison for their roles in a drug distribution operation that distributed heroin throughout NJ, including Paterson.
The two suspects are a 27-year-old New Jersey man and a 40-year-old New Jersey man. They were arrested in Paterson, New Jersey after a major police investigation into an alleged drug distribution operation. Police also arrested 17 other people accused of selling heroin in Atlantic County and Ocean County, NJ.
According to authorities, the suspects had important roles in the drug trafficking network and sold heroin in Paterson, Atlantic City, and several other municipalities in New Jersey.
When the two suspects were captured in Paterson, NJ, police officers reportedly discovered them with a duffel bag containing a large amount of heroin and almost $24,000 in cash.
The suspects faced numerous drug crime charges, including charges for heroin distribution, heroin possession, drug trafficking, and conspiracy. They were able to avoid trial in the drug crime case by reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors and pleading guilty to charges for possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
Now the suspects are headed to prison after being officially sentenced in the case. They made appearances in court and were each formally sentenced to 10 years behind bars.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “2 Heroin Suppliers Get 10 Years for Roles in N.J. Drug Network.”