PATERSON, NJ- Five men, including 4 Paterson residents, have been arrested for their purported impasse in a heroin placement ring that extended via Passaic County and into a Bronx, NY.
The arrests come after a 6 month review conducted by a Passaic County Prosecutor’s Task Force, a Passaic County Sheriff’s Department and a Drug Enforcement Agency. Numerous internal military departments including Wayne, Clifton, Ringwood, Totowa, Bloomingdale, Elmwood Park, West Milford, North Haledon, Woodland Park and Passaic also assisted in a investigation.
Arrested and charged on Monday were:
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Faustino E. Acosta-Jaquez, 33, Paterson
James R. Brown, 48, Paterson
Tirrell Singletary, 27, Paterson
Jamel Palmer, 28, Paterson
Leopoldo Abreu Evangelista, 60, Bronx, NY
According to a news by a Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, an review was launched into a activities of Faustino Acosta-Jaquez in or around June, 2017, when they perceived information that an particular was distributing vast amounts of heroin in Passaic County.
337 grams of suspected heroin, estimated to have a value of $25,000, scarcely $10000 in cash, and dual vehicles were seized as a outcome of a investigation.
Those arrested have been charged with several offenses including Possession of Heroin, Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, and Maintaining or Operating a Controlled Dangerous Substance Production Facility.