Drug Raid in Teaneck Results in Seizure of $3.5 Million Worth of Heroin
According to officials, police seized a massive quantity of heroin from a home on Bryant Avenue in Teaneck, NJ.
Several law enforcement agencies and departments conducted a three-week investigation into the alleged drug distribution. New Jersey State Police was assisted in the investigation by the New York-based Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
At the conclusion of the investigation, NJ police officers and members of a DEA task force executed a search warrant at a residence in Teaneck, New Jersey.
A search of the premises reportedly turned up 22 kilograms of heroin. The massive amount of heroin is equivalent to 1.1 million doses.
Authorities believe that the heroin may have a street value of more than $3.5 million. It is possible that the heroin could be worth as much as $5 million.
The 25-year-old suspect, who is from California, was placed under arrest at the scene.
The suspect has been charged with distribution of heroin and heroin possession.
If the suspect is convicted on the most serious heroin distribution charges, he faces a lengthy prison sentence. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, anyone who distributes 5 ounces or more of heroin can be charged with a first degree felony and sentenced to 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was moved to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the jail on a $150,000 bail amount.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “At Least $3.5M in Heroin Seized at N.J. House, Authorities Say.”