An Elmwood Park NJ man and a Lodi NJ man will be spending years in prison after they pleaded guilty to heroin distribution charges in New Jersey.
The suspects were reportedly engaged in heroin trafficking across NJ, which included moving the illegal narcotics from Passaic County to Atlantic County and Ocean County in the South Jersey region. Atlantic County prosecutors said that the suspects cut the heroin with fentanyl so that they could sell greater quantities to South Jersey street dealers.
Detectives with multiple law enforcement agencies investigated the drug distribution operation and eventually placed the suspects under arrest. In fact, members of an Atlantic City Police Task Force arrested 19 people in connection with the heroin distribution ring. Authorities also allegedly seized around 16,000 doses of heroin.
The suspects were subsequently charged with several drug crimes, including possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
The suspects who recently pleaded guilty are a 27-year-old resident of Elmwood Park NJ and a 40-year-old resident of Lodi NJ. The men avoided trial in the drug crime case by reaching a plea agreement with Atlantic County prosecutors.
Now the suspects are headed to prison after an Atlantic County Superior Court judge sentenced each man to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For additional information about this case, go to the Wyckoff Patch article, “Bergen Men Each Get 10 Years for Supplying Statewide Heroin Ring.”