Police Arrest Suspect in Palisades Park NJ for Allegedly Selling Heroin across Bergen County
Bergen County NJ authorities seized a large quantity of heroin with a reported street value of more than $1 million.
During the past year, NJ law enforcement conducted several major heroin busts throughout North Jersey. The most recent drug bust led to one of the largest heroin seizures in the history of New Jersey.
The investigating agencies included the US 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.
The drug bust was carried out at a number of locations in Bergen County, with police arresting two men who were allegedly connected to a drug distribution network. According to officials, the suspects were distributing heroin across North Jersey.
Detectives with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office conducted an investigation of the suspects for several months and eventually secured search warrants. Investigators reportedly found out that one of the suspects received a large amount of the painkiller fentanyl and was also expecting “a large shipment of heroin.”
Since the suspects were accused of selling the heroin in Palisades Park, Bayonne, and West New York, police executed search warrants at locations in all three areas. During the drug raids, police allegedly discovered large amounts of heroin weighing 21 kilograms and valued at more than $1 million.
Police also reportedly seized a kilo press, a digital scale, packaging materials for heroin, and a machine used to count cash.
The suspects include a 45-year-old man from Palisades Park and a 46-year-old man from Bayonne. They face criminal charges for first degree possession with intent to distribute heroin.
For more information about this case, see the NorthJersey.com article, “North Jersey Heroin Bust Nets Two Arrests, Plus 21 Kilograms of Drugs.”