Passaic County NJ law enforcement recently arrested a man who allegedly had a large quantity of drugs in his home in Paterson, New Jersey.
Narcotics detectives with the Passaic County Sheriff s Office made the arrest after pulling over the suspect near the intersection of East 28th Street and 11th Avenue in Paterson, NJ. The suspect was driving a black Infiniti and the Passaic County drug crime detectives determined that the motor vehicle looked suspicious especially after they noticed what appeared to be drug activity inside the vehicle.
A search of the suspect s car allegedly turned up a large amount of heroin, including 10 bricks of heroin. According to law enforcement, each brick contained an additional 50 glassine packets of heroin.
Passaic County police later went to the suspect s home, which is located on Lafayette Street in Paterson, New Jersey. That s where authorities allegedly came across a heroin distribution mill.
When police raided the alleged drug mill, they reportedly discovered 78 bricks of heroin, two bags of raw heroin, and materials used to package drugs for sale on the street.
The heroin seized from the suspect s residence and car reportedly has an estimated resale value of $20,000.
The suspect, who lives in Paterson NJ, was placed under arrest and charged with multiple drug crimes, including maintaining a heroin production facility, possession of heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was taken to the Paterson Police Department for processing. He was later ordered held at the Passaic County Jail in Paterson, New Jersey.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “$20K in Heroin Seized in Paterson Drug Mill Bust, Sheriff Says.”