Irvington New Jersey police conducted several drug raids and allegedly found cocaine, heroin, and other illicit drugs with a street value in excess of $300,000.
Law enforcement opened an investigation into the alleged drug operation a couple of months ago after learning that the network was distributing cocaine and heroin across Essex County, New Jersey. Several law enforcement agencies worked together on the investigation, including the Irvington Police Department Threat Assessment Criminal Intelligence Team (TACIT), the Irvington Police Department Special Enforcement Response TEAM (SERT), the NJ State Police tactical unit.
Authorities eventually obtained enough evidence to secure search warrants for several residences in Irvington, New Jersey.
The drug raids reportedly turned up more than 1,800 grams of raw heroin, additional heroin in 2,500 small envelopes, nearly 1,800 grams of cocaine, and small amounts of marijuana and ecstasy tablets. Authorities also reportedly found a 9mm handgun, ammunition and ammunition magazines, a stolen luxury car, and roughly $12,000 in cash.
So far, five people have been placed under arrest in connection with the Irvington NJ drug distribution operation. The suspects have been charged with a number of criminal offenses, including distribution of cocaine, distribution of heroin, possession of marijuana, prescription drug crimes, and weapons offenses.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “$300K in Drugs, Cars, Ammo Seized in Raids, Irvington Police Say.”