According to officials, the 30-year-old suspect had 450 folds of heroin on his person. He allegedly intended to sell the illicit drugs.
The suspect was reportedly found with the drugs during a traffic stop on Route 80 in the Pine Brook section of Montville, NJ.
A Montville NJ police officer stopped the vehicle and investigated. The officer reportedly found the suspect, a passenger in the car, with the heroin on his person.
The suspect was arrested and subsequently charged with several drug crimes, including first degree possession of heroin with intent to distribute and third degree possession of heroin.
If the suspect is convicted on the most serious charge of heroin distribution, he would be subject to severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, possession of five ounces or more of heroin with intent to distribute is a first degree crime and is punishable by 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and charged most recently, the suspect was transported to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail on a $150,000 bail amount. During a bail review hearing in Morris County Superior Court, the superior court judge kept the bail at $150K because he agreed with the prosecutor’s assessment that the suspect was a flight risk.
For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Man Was Carrying 450 Folds of Heroin in Montville, Cops Say.”