Camden Man Allegedly Sold Fentanyl throughout Camden County, NJ
NJ State Police recently arrested a Camden NJ man who allegedly sold fentanyl throughout Camden County.
The suspect is a 22-year-old resident of Camden, New Jersey. According to officials, he dealt drugs in Camden County and endangered many lives by exposing drug addicts to potentially deadly narcotics.
Authorities received a tip about illegal drug activity in Camden County NJ and opened an investigation. The investigation lasted for more than a month and involved the NJ State Police and the US Department of Homeland Security. Police eventually got search warrants for the suspect’s home and other properties in Camden, New Jersey.
The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with multiple drug offenses, including illegal possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) and possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute. After being arrested and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Camden County Jail. Depending on the outcome of a bail hearing, the suspect could be released from police custody or held without bail until the case is resolved.
The arrest of the Camden suspect is being viewed by authorities as a major win because it could save thousands of lives. The drugs seized by police could have led to many overdose deaths.
When police executed their search warrants and raided the suspect’s Camden residence, they allegedly found the suspect in possession of a “massive” amount of prescription drugs. NJ State police officers reportedly seized 14 kilograms of fentanyl. Fentanyl is a powerful prescription opioid that is used to treat extreme pain.
One problem with the narcotic is that it is highly addictive and can lead to overdoses. In 2015, New Jersey saw 417 fentanyl-related overdose deaths. This was a three-fold increase over the total number of fentanyl overdose deaths the previous year. In Camden County, things were even worse: the number of fentanyl fatalities jumped from just 12 in 2014 to 53 in 2015.
NJ Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced the drug bust and commended the efforts of both state and federal law enforcement agencies to crack down on “major drug traffickers” who have helped to cause “the tragic epidemic of opiate addiction” in Camden County and elsewhere in the State of New Jersey.
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