NY Man Charged with Heroin Distribution in Paramus, New Jersey
Paramus New Jersey police arrested a man who allegedly got caught selling heroin to an undercover cop.
According to Paramus authorities, the suspect was busted during an undercover sting operation. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force orchestrated the sting after receiving solid information that the suspect was committing illegal drug activity.
An undercover detective arranged to make a drug buy from the suspect in Paramus, NJ. The suspect allegedly attempted to sell 160 grams of heroin to the undercover officer.
After placing the suspect under arrest, law enforcement reportedly seized 160 grams of heroin from the suspect’s car.
Law enforcement officials indicated that the street value of the seized heroin is approximately $15,000.
The suspect, a 28-year-old male who lives in New York, has been charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the very serious drug offense charges, he faces severe penalties. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5 stipulates that anyone caught in possession of more than five ounces of heroin can be charged with a first degree felony. A conviction on first degree heroin distribution charges could result in a sentence of 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
The suspect will be required to appear in Bergen County Superior Court, located in Hackensack NJ, on July 6. At that time, the suspect will enter a plea in the criminal case and address the drug crime charges against him.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Bergen County Jail. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of $50,000 bail.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “New York Man Allegedly Sells Heroin to Undercover Detective.”