Law enforcement arrested two men who allegedly operated a heroin distribution network with bases of operation in both Bergen County and Hudson County, New Jersey.
According to officials, the suspects distributed large quantities of heroin across the State of New Jersey. Police first became aware of the suspects’ alleged drug distribution operation in September 2016 while investigating another suspect in an unrelated drug case.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office then reached out to the Department of Homeland Security, the Palisades Park Police Department, the West New York Police Department, and the Bayonne Police Department. All of the agencies worked together on the subsequent investigation into the suspects.
Police eventually secured, and executed, search warrants for locations in Bergen County and Hudson County, NJ. The drug raids reportedly turned up 20 kilograms of heroin, as well as drug paraphernalia. Police officers also allegedly came across a heroin press, a money-counting machine, and drug packaging materials.
The two suspects arrested by police are a 46-year-old Palisades Park man and a 47-year-old Bayonne man. They face criminal charges for intent to distribute heroin, a very serious crime that could lead to significant prison time.
After being arrested and processed, the suspects were remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack on separate $250K bail amounts.
For additional information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Authorities Seize 21 Kilos of Heroin in North Jersey Bust.”