According to law enforcement, police seized a major quantity of heroin from a residence on Bryant Avenue in Teaneck, New Jersey.
Several law enforcement agencies and departments were involved in a three-week investigation into the reported drug distribution. New Jersey State Police was joined in the investigation by the New York-based Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
At the end of the investigation, New Jersey police officers and members of a DEA task force executed a search warrant at a house in Teaneck, NJ.
A search of the home allegedly turned up 22 kilograms of heroin. The major amount of heroin is equivalent to 1.1 million doses of the illegal drug.
Officials believe that the heroin could have a street value in excess of $3.5 million, ranging all the way up to $5 million.
The 25-year-old suspect, who hails from California, was arrested at the scene.
The suspect was subsequently charged with distribution of heroin and heroin possession.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the most serious charges of heroin distribution, he faces severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, distribution of 5 ounces or more of heroin is a first degree felony punishable by 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of a $150,000 bail amount.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “At Least $3.5M in Heroin Seized at N.J. House, Authorities Say.”