Four Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Complete Heroin Deal in Elmwood Park Grocery Parking Lot
Elmwood Park patrol officers took notice when a suspicious vehicle pulled into the parking lot of the Broadway Pathmark in Elmwood Park, NJ. Sometime later, another car pulled into the lot and parked next to the suspicious vehicle.
According to police, the patrol officers observed the occupants of the cars for a good amount of time. The people in the cars eventually began to interact and, according to police, completed a drug deal. At that time, the police officers took action and placed the suspects under arrest.
Police officers searched the vehicles and allegedly seized 50 bags of heroin and a half-ounce of crack cocaine.
As a result of what officers found in the cars, all of the suspects face serious criminal charges. Two suspects have been charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. The other two suspects have been charged with possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Additionally, one suspect also faces charges for possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose because arresting officers reportedly discovered a box cutter on his person.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the four suspects were processed and then released on their own recognizance. All of the suspects have pending court dates to address the charges against them.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Police: 4 Charged in Elmwood Park Supermarket Parking Lot Drug Deal.”