Passaic County police arrested a man and a woman who were allegedly in possession of heroin at a home in Paterson, NJ.
The Passaic County Sheriff s Office sent officers to the area of Mill Street and Slater Street in Paterson NJ after receiving a complaint about illegal drug activity.
According to officials, narcotics detectives spotted the female suspect walking down Mill Street in Paterson NJ and approaching a house. When the suspect got to the home, she reportedly exchanged cash for an undisclosed amount of heroin.
The male suspect was allegedly the person who handed her the illegal drugs, which were packaged in a number of small bundles.
As soon as the female suspect began to leave the house, Passaic County police officers stopped her. During a subsequent search, police allegedly discovered the woman carrying 12 bundles of heroin, with each bundle containing 10 glassine envelopes filled with heroin.
Passaic County narcotics detectives then moved toward the Mill Street house and saw the male suspect running toward the second floor. He was eventually apprehended and placed under arrest.
A subsequent search of the home reportedly led to the discovery of more than 1,500 glassine envelopes of heroin contained inside 29 bricks. Authorities said that the heroin seized by police has an estimated street value of roughly $7,000.
Additionally, police also allegedly found 59 zip-lock baggies filled with crack cocaine.
The suspects, an 18-year-old female and a 19-year-old male, are from Paterson, New Jersey. They both face criminal charges for possession of heroin. Meanwhile, the male suspect faces additional charges for distribution of heroin, possession of crack cocaine, and resisting arrest.
For further information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Paterson Drug Investigation Nets 2 Arrests, $7K in Heroin, Sheriff Says.”