Police in Passaic County and other counties in North Jersey recently conducted drug raids and arrested numerous people on drug distribution charges.
According to Passaic County prosecutors, authorities carried out the raids at the conclusion of a lengthy investigation into the alleged drug distribution network. Officials indicated that the drug ring operated in Passaic County, Bergen County, Morris County, and Sussex County.
Passaic County police reportedly seized a large quantity of drugs in the raids, including approximately 10 pounds of marijuana, nine pounds of THC wax, and 1,000 grams of candy containing THC. Law enforcement also reportedly seized almost $270,000 in cash and a large amount of drug paraphernalia, including items used to package illegal drugs like marijuana.
Among the suspects placed under arrest by police were a 33-year-old Haskell NJ man, a 23-year-old Ringwood man, and a 29-year-old man from Morris Plains, NJ.
The suspect from Haskell, which is located in Wanaque NJ, faces very serious drug crime charges for being a leader of a narcotics trafficking network. If the suspect is convicted on the first degree felony charges, he could be sentenced to 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Meanwhile, the 23-year-old Ringwood NJ suspect has been charged with financial facilitation of a criminal activity, while the 29-year-old Morris Plains suspect has been charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
For more information, read the NJ.com article, “N.J. Man Led Pot Ring, Faces 20 Years in Prison, Prosecutors Say.”