Drug Bust in Bergen County NJ Reportedly Nets 20 Kilos of Heroin
Police officers recently arrested two men in connection with a major heroin distribution operation in Bergen County and Hudson County, New Jersey.
According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspects were distributing large quantities of heroin across New Jersey. Law enforcement opened an investigation into the suspects last month after learning that a suspect in another drug distribution case was waiting for a heroin shipment.
The investigating agencies included the Department of Homeland Security, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the Palisades Park Police Department, the West New York Police Department, and the Bayonne Police Department.
Authorities eventually obtained search warrants, which were then executed at multiple locations in Bergen County and Hudson County. During the drug busts, law enforcement reportedly found 20 kilograms of heroin, in addition to drug paraphernalia. Police also allegedly discovered a heroin press used for preparing the heroin for sale, a money-counting machine, and drug packaging materials.
The suspects include a 46-year-old Palisades Park NJ man and a 47-year-old Bayonne NJ man. The suspects have been accused of using several locations in Palisades Park, West New York, and Bayonne as bases of operations for the heroin distribution operation.
The two suspects have both been charged with intent to distribute heroin, a very serious criminal offense that could lead to lengthy terms of incarceration.
The suspects are currently being held at the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack on $250K bail amounts.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Authorities Seize 21 Kilos of Heroin in North Jersey Bust.”