Sheriff’s officers shut down alleged Paterson heroin mill

Paterson Police raided apartments in the city on Wednesday and found supplies necessary to package and distribute heroin, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik said in a statement.

Narcotics detectives went through the first- and second-floor apartments at 317 20th Ave. and found just a few pieces of furniture along with a bin containing one-and-a-quarter ounces of heroin, a digital scale,a grinder, substances used to “cut” the drug, thousands of glassine envelopes used to store individual doses and other paraphernalia, Berdnik said. The heroin’s estimated street value is more than $2,000.

The Suspects arrested were city resident Junior Flores, 45, and 34-year-old Adolfo Henriquez of the Bronx they were both charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, conspiracy and operating a drug production facility. The two were being held in the Paterson city jail pending bail hearings.

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