A man from Elmwood Park, New Jersey will be going to prison for a long time after he pleaded guilty to heroin distribution charges stemming from his alleged role in a drug distribution ring that operated out of New York and parts of New Jersey.
The suspect is a 31-year-old Elmwood Park man. According to federal law enforcement officials, the suspect was part of a drug distribution network that supplied drug dealers with heroin in Paterson, NJ.
The Paterson NJ drug dealers then reportedly sold the illegal narcotics to other drug dealers in areas that included Morris County, NJ and Rockland County, NY.
In April 2016, police officers investigated the drug distribution ring and placed the suspect under arrest. Detectives allegedly watched as the suspect tried to purchase 150 bricks of heroin.
The suspect would have been subject to severe penalties that included decades in federal prison if he had contested the charges and gone to trial. However, he ultimately avoided a trial in the drug crime case by reaching a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.
The suspect recently made an appearance in U.S. District Court, located in Newark NJ, and was sentenced to more than 13 years in prison.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Elmwood Park Man Gets 13 Years for Role in Bi-State Heroin Ring.”