Married Couple from Poconos Arrested in Paterson for Possession of Heroin

According to authorities, two people were arrested in Paterson on Friday and charged with various drug offenses. Police say that a married couple allegedly drove from the Poconos in Pennsylvania to Paterson to purchase heroin. Sheriff’s Officers Eric Blesing and Jonathan Kasica pulled over a Jeep Grand Cherokee on Rosa Parks Boulevard around 8pm. The driver, James Fall 37, and the passenger, 38 year-old Heather Fall (both of East Stroudsburg, PA) were ordered out of the car after the Officers allegedly had reasonable suspicion that they were armed with weapons. During the pat-down, Heather allegedly confessed that the duo had just purchased 150 glassine folds of heroin and that they also had hypodermic syringes in their possession. The two were then lodged in the Passaic County Jail pending a detention hearing. Click here to read more at

The penalties for Possession of Heroin in New Jersey are severe. A crime of the Third Degree is punishable by a term of incarceration between 3 and 5 years in New Jersey State Prison. A fine of up to $35,000.00 may be imposed; a crime of the Fourth Degree is punishable by a term of incarceration up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison. A fine of up to $15,000.00 may be imposed. Any person who uses or who is under the influence of any controlled dangerous substance, or its analog, for a purpose other than the treatment of sickness or injury as lawfully prescribed or administered by a physician is a disorderly person which is punishable by a term of incarceration up to 6 months in the county jail.

If you or someone you know is charged with Possession of Heroin, you should contact an experienced attorney immediately, especially given the potential jail sentence. Criminal defense lawyer, Alissa D. Hascup is commited to ensuring your rights are protected in court. She is skilled and experienced at defending thousands of individuals charged with various drug crimes in towns like Paterson, Clifton and Wayne. Contact her office for a free consultation about your case. She is available 24/7 at 862-257-1200.