A New York man is headed to prison after pleading guilty to distributing heroin in Clifton, New Jersey.
The suspect, a 32-year-old resident of Bronx NY, was arrested on February 5, 2016. According to law enforcement officials, he was part of a drug trafficking operation that intended to sell heroin in New Jersey.
A large quantity heroin that was seized by police in Clifton, New Jersey. Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) conducted a traffic stop and found the suspect and another man in possession of 48 pounds of heroin.
While conducting surveillance of a residence in Clifton NJ, DEA agents also reportedly observed the suspect as he picked up a suitcase from a tractor-trailer that contained 22 pounds of heroin and 22 pounds of fentanyl.
After being arrested, the suspect was charged with drug offenses that included conspiracy to distribute heroin and possession with intent to distribute a kilogram or more of heroin. He ultimately avoided a trial by reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.
Although the suspect reached the agreement with federal prosecutors, he still needed to be formally sentenced. The suspect recently appeared in US District Court in Trenton NJ and the judge approved the plea deal. As a result, the suspect is on his way to federal prison and will serve a term of incarceration of 10 years.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Man Gets 10 Years in Jail for Trafficking 92 Pounds of Heroin.”