Two Paramus Men Accused of Distributing Heroin in Bergen County, NJ
Undercover cops with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) wrapped up a sting operation and arrested two men who have been accused of trying to sell heroin at the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey. The drug crime suspects, 24-year-old Merciful Parks and 28-year-old Jeffrey H. Rincon, were the subject of an investigation by Bergen County authorities after police received information that Parks distributed heroin in Bergen County. A detective reportedly purchased several bricks of heroin from Parks in October and November and then arranged a meeting at the Paramus mall.
Parks reportedly showed up for the meeting with 30 bricks of heroin (around 1,500 bags) that he was supposed to sell to the undercover police officer in an illegal drug deal. Police arrested Parks in the parking lot and then found Rincon in the same car with the narcotics. Officers allegedly seized heroin valued at $10,000.
Paterson Men Face Drug Distribution Charges in Bergen County
Both Parks and Rincon are from Paterson in Passaic County, New Jersey. They have been charged with drug distribution crimes in Bergen County and would face severe penalties if ultimately convicted at trial in Bergen County Superior Court.
The criminal charges against Parks include possession with the intent to distribute heroin, distribution of heroin, and simple possession of marijuana. The marijuana possession charge is a disorderly persons offense, so it does not carry significant penalties. However, the heroin distribution charges are considered felonies and can result in serious prison time.
Rincon has been charged with possession with the intent to distribute heroin. A conviction on these very serious charges would likely lead to time behind bars in New Jersey State Prison. One way that Parks or Rincon could potentially avoid prison would be to reach a plea deal with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and testify at trial against the other suspect.
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If you’ve been charged with heroin distribution, marijuana possession, or any other drug crime in Paramus, NJ, you need to talk to a qualified criminal defense attorney. The experienced criminal lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm represent clients facing charges throughout Bergen County, New Jersey. Contact us immediately to schedule a free consultation and start your defense.