California Man Accused of Distributing Heroin Out of Residence in Teaneck, New Jersey
According to authorities, police officers seized a large quantity of heroin from a Bryant Avenue home in Teaneck, NJ.
Multiple law enforcement departments and agencies helped to conduct a three-week investigation into the suspect, who was accused of distributing drugs. NJ State Police was assisted in the investigation by the NY-based Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
At the culmination of the investigation, NJ police officers and members of a DEA task force went to the residence in Teaneck NJ and executed a search warrant.
A subsequent search of the house led to police reportedly finding 22 kilograms of heroin. The large amount of heroin is believed to be the equivalent of 1.1 million doses of the illegal drug.
Authorities said that the heroin has an estimated street value of at least $3.5 million, ranging as high as $5 million.
The 25-year-old suspect, a California man, was arrested at the scene of the drug raid.
The suspect has been charged with several drug crimes, including distribution of heroin and heroin possession.
If the suspect is convicted on the most serious heroin distribution charges, he would be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, anyone caught distributing 5 ounces or more of heroin can be charged with a first degree crime and sentenced to 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $150,000 bail.
For additional information about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “At Least $3.5M in Heroin Seized at N.J. House, Authorities Say.”