Two men have been sentenced to prison for distributing heroin across New Jersey, including Paterson.
The suspects are a 27-year-old man and a 40-year-old man. They were apprehended in Paterson NJ after a lengthy investigation into an alleged drug distribution network. Police also arrested 17 other individuals who reportedly sold heroin in Atlantic County and Ocean County.
According to law enforcement officials, the suspects played key roles in a drug trafficking operation that sold heroin throughout the state. The illegal narcotics were reportedly distributed in Paterson, Atlantic City, and many areas in between those two municipalities.
When the two suspects were placed under arrest in Paterson, New Jersey, police allegedly found them in possession of a duffel bag filled with heroin and nearly $24,000 in cash believed to represent the proceeds of illegal drug transactions.
The suspects were initially charged with a slew of drug crimes, including heroin distribution, heroin possession, drug trafficking, and conspiracy. They eventually reached a plea deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
Now the suspects have been formally sentenced in connection with the heroin distribution charges. They recently appeared in court and were sentenced to individual terms of incarceration of 10 years in prison.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “2 Heroin Suppliers Get 10 Years for Roles in N.J. Drug Network.”