Lodi, NJ Man Busted with Heroin in Garfield, NJ
A Lodi, NJ man was arrested after an officer with the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office allegedly found 120 envelopes of heroin in the man’s trunk.
The sheriff’s officer pulled over 26-year-old Daniel Mactaggart in Garfield, New Jersey. The officer initiated the traffic stop after he observed Mactaggart cut off several drivers on Lanza Avenue and then drive the wrong way on Madeline Avenue.
When the officer stopped Mactaggart, he noticed that Mactaggart was visibly nervous.
According to authorities, police found the heroin after Mactaggart gave them permission to search his vehicle. In a statement, the sheriff’s office said that the investigation later revealed two bricks of heroin wrapped in newspaper and two stacks of 10 envelopes of heroin wrapped by a rubber band and stored in the trunk.
Police also seized more than $800 in cash.
Mactaggart has been charged with heroin possession and possession with intent to distribute heroin.
In New Jersey, heroin possession is governed under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. Possession of even a small amount of heroin typically results in third degree charges. A conviction for third degree possession of heroin is punishable by as many as five years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested, Mactaggart was held at the Bergen County Jail on $20,000 bail.
To learn more, read the NJ.com article entitled “Lodi Man Found with 120 Envelopes of Heroin in Garfield, Bergen Sheriff Says.“