Police recently arrested five men, including a Parsippany NJ resident, who allegedly ran a heroin distribution network that operated throughout New Jersey and New York City.
According to federal prosecutors, the drug trafficking operation distributed drugs in NJ and NY between June 2015 and May 2016. The suspects allegedly used couriers to deliver heroin to other drug dealers, with those “mid-level” dealers passing off the drugs to “street-level” dealers who then sold the heroin directly to drug buyers.
Within New Jersey, the heroin distribution ring allegedly focused primarily on Morris County territories, while the NY part of the operation allegedly targeted drug buyers in the Bronx and Manhattan.
The suspects include a 25-year-old Parsippany man, a 27-year-old Paterson NJ man, a 32-year-old Paterson man, a 26-year-old Bronx NY man, and a 28-year-old man from Stony Point, NY.
All of the suspects have been charged with conspiracy to distribute a kilogram or more of heroin, a federal criminal offense.
The suspects face federal charges, not state charges, because the heroin distribution allegedly crossed state lines.
The five suspects recently made appearances in US District Court in Newark NJ for a pre-trial hearing.
There are also a number of other suspects who were previously arrested, and charged, in connection with the alleged drug distribution operation.
If any of the suspects are convicted on the very serious drug crime charges, they face a potential penalty of life imprisonment, as well as a fine of $10 million.
For additional information about this case, read the DailyRecord.com article, “Feds Charge Parsippany Man with Heroin Distribution.”