Wallington NJ Police Arrest Man Accused of Distributing Heroin, Oxycodone
Police recently arrested a Wallington NJ man who allegedly tried to sell heroin and oxycodone to undercover detectives in Wallington and Passaic, New Jersey.
According to authorities, the 35-year-old suspect arranged multiple meetings with Bergen County detectives who were working undercover.
The first meeting took place in Wallington; the second drug transaction reportedly occurred in Passaic.
Both meetings allegedly involved the sale of heroin and oxycodone to the undercover officers.
After the meeting in Passaic, police placed the suspect under arrest without incident. A subsequent search of the suspect reportedly turned up 170 oxycodone pills. According to officials, the prescription drugs have an estimated street value of approximately $5,000.
The suspect has been charged with several drug crimes, including heroin distribution and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone.
If the suspect is convicted on the drug charges, he faces severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, anyone busted selling even a trace amount of heroin could be charged with a third degree felony and sentenced to 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the facility on a $30,000 bail amount.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Man Caught with $5K Worth of Oxycodone Pills, Authorities Say.”