Fair Lawn NJ Police Allegedly Catch Pennsylvania Man with 124 Bags of Heroin
A Pennsylvania man was arrested in Fair Lawn NJ after police allegedly caught him with 124 bags of heroin in a school zone.
According to police, several Fair Lawn police officers observed 36-year-old James Snyder “discard evidence of recent drug use” from his car in the parking lot of a CVS on River Road.
Police officers arrested Mr. Snyder and allegedly found 124 bags of heroin, a needle, and four (4) OxyContin pills in his vehicle.
Mr. Snyder was charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, intent to distribute heroin within a school zone, possession of a hypodermic needle, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In New Jersey, possession of heroin with intent to distribute is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5. According to the statute, heroin distribution can be classified as a first degree felony if the person had more than five (5) ounces of heroin. In this case, Mr. Snyder might be charged with first degree intent distribute heroin. If convicted, Mr. Snyder could be sentenced to a term of incarceration of 20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being charged, Mr. Snyder was taken to Bergen County Jail in lieu of $20,000.00 bail.
For more information, check out the NJ.com article entitled “PA Man Had 124 Bags of Heroin, Fair Lawn Police Say.“