Wood-Ridge NJ Heroin Distribution SuspectWood-Ridge NJ police recently busted a man who was allegedly dealing heroin in the borough.

According to law enforcement, Bergen County police received word of illegal drug activity at a residence in Wood-Ridge, NJ. Police investigated the allegations and eventually obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s house.

When members of the Bergen County Narcotic Task Force attempted to serve the search warrant at the suspect’s residence, he allegedly attempted to flee the scene in his motor vehicle. Bergen County prosecutors later said that the suspect “drove at a high rate of speed in an erratic manner to the driveway of his residence.”

At some point, the suspect reportedly exited car and tried to flee the scene on foot. While the suspect ran away, he allegedly threw two bricks of heroin to the ground. Police were later able to recover the illegal drugs.

A Wood-Ridge police officer later saw the suspect walking along 10th Street. The suspect was subsequently arrested without further incident.

A search of the suspect’s home resulted in police allegedly finding an unspecified quantity of marijuana, Suboxone, and illegal prescription drugs. Police also allegedly came across a defaced firearm, an imitation handgun, and a rifle pellet gun.

The suspect, a 24-year-old Wood-Ridge NJ resident, has been charged with a number of crimes, including heroin distribution, possession of a defaced firearm, and eluding police.

After being arrested and charged, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail in lieu of a $180,000 bail amount.

To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Accused Heroin Dealer Arrested After Trying to Escape Cops, Officials Say.”