Three men were arrested as part of a large bust in Hudson County which dismantled what authorities are calling a “heroin mill.” The mill, which is described as a luxury apartment on Somerset Street in Harrison, is allegedly connected to 227 overdoses and 84 deaths. An opioid enforcement task force which was put together by the New Jersey State Police had been surveilling the apartment on March 14thwhen they allegedly noticed a man walking from the building with a black duffel bag into a Cadillac.
When the officers tried to stop the man, who was later identified as Timothy Guest, 45 of Irvington, he allegedly fled and hit two troop cars in the process. When police finally caught up with Guest, they found inside the duffel bag 150 bricks of fentanyl, three kilograms of fentynyl, one kilogram of heroin mixed with fentanyl and 500 bricks of fentanyl. A second location was discovered in Secaucus which is believed by law enforcement to have been used as a “stash house.” It contained a $400,000 Bentley convertible, a $130,000 Range Rover and $200,000 in cash – all which were seized.
Guest, Woodley and Orama face charges of maintaining a narcotics production facility, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of fentanyl with intent to sell, possession of fentanyl and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Attorney General, Gurbir Grewal. Click here to read more at www.northjersey.com.
Manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing heroin is a crime that is taken extremely seriously in New Jersey and can carry severe consequences if convicted. If you are charged with a first degree, the crime is punishable by a term of incarceration between 10 and 20 years in New Jersey State Prison. The defendant shall, except as provided in N.J.S.2C:35-12 (Waiver of Mandatory Minimum and Extended Terms), be sentenced to a term of imprisonment by the court. The term of imprisonment shall include the imposition of a minimum term which shall be fixed at, or between, one-third and one-half of the sentence imposed, during which the defendant shall be ineligible for parole. A fine of up to $500,000.00may be imposed;
If you find yourself in the situation that you are charged with Manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing heroin, you should contact an experienced lawyer immediately. Former Morris County Prosecutor, Alissa Hascup has successfully represented countless individuals charged with serious drug offenses. She is committed to ensuring your rights are protected in court and that you achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Especially with your freedom at stake, contact her office for a free consultation about your case. She is available 24/7 at 862-257-1200.