Man Allegedly Tried to Sell Heroin, Oxycodone in Wallington, New Jersey
Law enforcement arrested a Wallington NJ man accused of trying to sell heroin and oxycodone to undercover detectives in Wallington and Passaic.
According to Bergen County officials, the 35-year-old suspect contacted undercover detectives and arranged multiple meetings to conduct illegal drug transactions.
The first meeting with the Bergen County detectives reportedly occurred in Wallington NJ; the second attempted drug sale allegedly took place in Passaic NJ.
During both meetings, the suspect allegedly tried to sell heroin and oxycodone to the undercover detectives.
After the meeting in Passaic New Jersey, police arrested the suspect without incident. Police later conducted a search of the suspect and allegedly found 170 oxycodone pills. According to police, the prescription drugs are valued at approximately $5,000.
The suspect faces charges for several drug offenses, including heroin distribution and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone.
If the suspect is eventually convicted on the most serious drug crime charges, he would be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, anyone convicted of selling even a trace amount of heroin may be sentenced to serve 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was moved to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the correctional facility on a bail amount of $30,000.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Man Caught with $5K Worth of Oxycodone Pills, Authorities Say.”