NY Man Allegedly Tried to Sell Heroin to Undercover Cop in Paramus, NJ
Paramus NJ police officers arrested a man accused of selling heroin to an undercover detective.
According to Paramus law enforcement, the suspect was caught during a sting operation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force. The agency set up the undercover operation after getting a tip that the suspect was engaged in illegal drug activity.
An undercover Bergen County detective spoke with the suspect and made arrangements to purchase heroin at a location in Paramus, New Jersey. At the drug buy, the suspect allegedly tried to sell 160 grams of heroin to the cop.
The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute. While making the arrest, police officers allegedly found 160 grams of heroin in the suspect’s vehicle.
It is believed that the seized heroin has a street value of roughly $15,000.
The suspect, a 28-year-old man from New York, could be in store for severe penalties if he is convicted on the drug offense charges. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, anyone caught in possession of more than five ounces of heroin can be charged with a first degree criminal offense. A conviction for first degree distribution of heroin could lead to a sentence of 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.
The suspect will have to appear in Bergen County Superior Court, located in Hackensack, next month and enter a plea in the criminal case.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail. He was being held at the jail on a $50K bail amount.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “New York Man Allegedly Sells Heroin to Undercover Detective.”