Authorities arrested a man who reportedly attempted to flush a large amount of heroin at an Andover NJ motel.
The arrest occurred after authorities conducted a joint investigation into the 43-year-old suspect, who resides in East Orange, New Jersey. The departments investigating the suspect included the Andover Township Police Department, the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit, and the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office Guns, Gangs, and Narcotics Task Force.
Prosecutors said that police officers went to the suspect’s motel room to serve a warrant. When the officers knocked on the door, they allegedly heard the suspect moving inside the room; they also reportedly heard a flushing sound.
The officers entered the room and allegedly found the suspect trying to flush heroin down the toilet. According to prosecutors, the suspect still had three bricks of heroin in his possession when police officers arrested him.
The suspect has been charged with distribution of heroin and possession of heroin with intent to distribute. He also faces charges for allegedly distributing heroin in a park zone.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was taken to the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility in Newton, New Jersey. He is being at the jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.
For additional information, view the NJ.com article entitled “Cops: Man, Caught with ‘Bricks’ of Heroin, Tried Flushing Them When Police Arrived.”
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