According to law enforcement, the 23-year-old suspect was spotted by detectives with the Essex County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Narcotics. The detectives were conducting surveillance operations in the area of Franklin Street and Willard Avenue in Bloomfield, NJ.
Police reportedly watched the suspect arrive in a motor vehicle, a 2002 Chevrolet Impala.
The detectives detained the suspect and eventually executed a search warrant and searched the suspect’s car, as well as a knapsack that the suspect carried.
When police searched the trunk of the suspect’s vehicle, they reportedly found a large quantity of illegal narcotics. Additionally, a search of the suspect’s bag allegedly turned up 459 decks of heroin and two vials of crack cocaine.
According to authorities, the estimated street value of the drugs discovered in the suspect’s car and knapsack is roughly $5,000.
The suspect has been charged with several drug crimes, including possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, and possession with intent to distribute heroin. The suspect has also been charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin near a school because the arrest was made within 1,000 feet of a nearby school.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, NJ. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $150,000 bail.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Newark Man Busted with $5,000 in Drugs in Car Trunk, Officials Say.”