Palisades Park Man Accused of Running Heroin Distribution Network in Bergen County, NJ
Police recently conducted a drug bust and arrested two men who allegedly ran a major heroin distribution operation in Bergen County and Hudson County, NJ.
According to Bergen County prosecutors, the suspects were distributing large amounts of heroin throughout New Jersey. Authorities first began to investigate the suspects last month after finding out that a suspect in another drug crime case was waiting for a shipment of heroin.
The investigation involved several law enforcement agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the Palisades Park Police Department, the Bayonne Police Department, and the West New York Police Department.
Authorities were able to obtain search warrants, which they executed at locations throughout Bergen County and Hudson County. During the drug busts, police allegedly discovered 20 kilograms of heroin, as well as assorted drug paraphernalia. Police also reportedly found a heroin press used to prepare the heroin for to be sold, a money-counter machine, and drug packaging materials.
The suspects include a 46-year-old man from Palisades Park NJ and a 47-year-old man from Bayonne NJ. The suspects are accused of using multiple locations in Palisades Park, Bayonne, and West New York as bases of operations for the heroin distribution network.
The two suspects face criminal charges for intent to distribute heroin.
Both men are currently being held at the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack NJ on separate bail amounts of $250,000.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Authorities Seize 21 Kilos of Heroin in North Jersey Bust.”