Several Morris County NJ police departments collaborated to arrest a dozen people who were allegedly connected to drug distribution in Morris County, New Jersey.
In an initiative dubbed “Operation Fall Clean-Up,” police departments in Roxbury, Mount Arlington, and Hopatcong made the arrests.
Among the people arrested on drug charges were 30-year-old Budd Lake NJ resident Christopher Robillard, 26-year-old Lake Hopatcong resident Wayne Wallace, 30-year-old Stanhope NJ resident Angela Buffardi, and 28-year-old Hopatcong NJ resident Deena Grieco. Mr. Robillard, Mr. Wallace, and Ms. Buffardi were all charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, while Ms. Grieco was charged with possession of heroin.
Police also arrested multiple people believed to be distributing prescription drugs. 25-year-old Stanhope resident Nicole Pentlicki and 51-year-old Randolph NJ resident Leonard Schein were charged with possession of Xanax with intent to distribute.
In New Jersey, heroin distribution is governed under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5. As set forth by the statute, intent to distribute more than five (5) ounces of heroin is a first degree criminal offense. If any of the suspects arrested during the Morris County crackdown are convicted of first degree heroin distribution, they could be sentenced to as many as 20 years in NJ State Prison.
To learn more, access the NJ.com article entitled “A Dozen Arrested as Police Crack Down on Drug Distribution in Morris and Sussex Counties.“