According to law enforcement, the 35-year-old suspect set up multiple meetings with Bergen County NJ detectives who were working undercover to bust him in a drug transaction.
The first meeting occurred in Wallington, NJ; the second attempted drug sale reportedly took place in Passaic, NJ.
Both meetings allegedly involved the suspect trying to sell heroin and oxycodone to the undercover detectives.
After the arranged meeting in Passaic NJ, police arrested the suspect without incident. A subsequent search allegedly led police to uncover 170 oxycodone pills. According to authorities, the prescription drugs have an estimated street value of roughly $5,000.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the most serious drug charges, he would be subject to severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, anyone caught selling even a trace amount of heroin could potentially face third degree felony charges. A conviction for third degree heroin distribution could lead to a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.
After being placed under arrest, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of $30,000 bail.
For further information about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “Man Caught with $5K Worth of Oxycodone Pills, Authorities Say.”