Edgewater NJ Men Indicted on Prescription Drug Charges
Two Bergen County NJ men were among a trio of suspects recently indicted on charges of distributing prescription drugs.
The three suspects include a 26-year-old Edgewater man, a 33-year-old Edgewater man, and a 27-year-old NY man. According to law enforcement, the suspects dealt a powerful synthetic drug, furanyl fentanyl, throughout Bergen County, New Jersey.
In recent years, law enforcement at both the federal and state levels have really cracked down on prescription painkillers like fentanyl because more and more people are dying as a result of prescription opioid overdoses. Fentanyl is said to be 50 times more powerful than heroin, which can lead to accidental overdoses.
The three suspects in this drug case were placed under arrest in July 2016 after NJ State Police and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents conducted a joint investigation.
While arresting the suspects in Edgewater, New Jersey, police allegedly found more than 10 ounces of fentanyl and more than $730K in cash.
All three suspects have been charged with first degree conspiracy. Additionally, the two Edgewater NJ suspects have been charged with money laundering, possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute, and possession of fentanyl. The youngest suspect, the 26-year-old from Edgewater NJ, also faces criminal charges for obstruction of justice.
Now the suspects are set for trial after being indicted on the drug crime charges by a Bergen County grand jury.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Trio Indicted After $732K, ‘Designer’ Opioid Seized, Authorities Say.”