According to Essex County prosecutors, authorities conducted a number of raids in North New Jersey and Central New Jersey. The raids targeted a heroin distribution ring reportedly operating out of a base near the intersection of Foster Street and Frelinghuysen Avenue in Newark, NJ.
The joint investigation involved the FBI, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, and NJ State Police.
At the conclusion of the long-term investigation into the Newark-based drug ring, police officers and task force members executed search warrants and arrest warrants in Essex County, Middlesex County, and throughout NJ.
Teams of police officers from New Jersey State Police SWAT teams and several local police departments executed the warrants at several locations.
Police officers who conducted the raids reportedly seized more than 200 bricks of heroin, two illegal firearms, and roughly $8,000 in cash. Officials believe that the heroin has an approximate street value of more than $100,000.
Investigators are still searching for three people who are wanted by police for their alleged involvement in the drug network.
The individuals arrested hail from New Jersey and New York, including Newark, Kenilworth, Long Branch, Palisades Park, Perth Amboy, Piscataway, Union Beach, and Woodbridge.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “26 Charged Following Dawn NJ Heroin Ring Bust, Authorities Say.”