Hasbrouck Heights Police Arrest Wood-Ridge NJ Couple Accused of Distributing Heroin
Two Wood-Ridge NJ residents face drug crime charges after police allegedly found them with a large amount of heroin in a car parked in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ.
According to law enforcement officials, a couple of Hasbrouck Heights cops spotted something suspicious in a car in the Rite Aid Pharmacy parking lot located on Boulevard in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey.
When the police officers searched the motor vehicle, they reportedly discovered around nine pounds of heroin.
Hasbrouck Heights police later got a search warrant for the suspects’ residence in Wood-Ridge, NJ. When police searched the home, they allegedly came across an additional 11 pounds of heroin. This brought the total amount of heroin seized by police to 20 pounds.
According to law enforcement, the heroin has a street value of more than half-a-million dollars.
The two suspects, a 22-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man, live together in Wood-Ridge, NJ.
The suspects are charged with numerous drug offenses, including distribution of heroin, possession of heroin, and distribution of heroin near a school zone. The school zone drug crime charges could lead to enhanced penalties being imposed against the suspects if they are ultimately convicted of heroin distribution.
After being arrested and charged, the suspects were moved to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Drug Bust Nets 20 Pounds of Heroin Worth $540K, Authorities Say.”