Police in Paramus, NJ recently arrested two men accused of distributing heroin in Bergen County, New Jersey.
A Paramus police officer was on patrol on Route 17 North when he reportedly saw the suspects in a grey 2007 Dodge Charger and going over the speed limit. The officer stopped the suspects and approached their vehicle.
The driver, a 20-year-old Albany, NY, man, raised the police officer’s suspicions during questioning. Paramus NJ law enforcement then searched the car and allegedly found 1,800 bags filled with a pound of heroin. According to officials, the illegal drugs have a street value of approximately $15,000.
Both the driver of the car and the passenger, a 45-year-old Jersey City NJ man, were arrested. They have been charged with a drug crime for possession of heroin with intent to distribute. If convicted on the heroin distribution charges, the suspect could be sentenced to time in NJ State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspects were taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey.
For further information about this case, go to the Teaneck Patch article, “Rt. 17 Speeders Caught with $15K Worth of Heroin in Paramus.”