Three Busted With $1M Drug Delivery to Atlantic City Beach Block
Heroin laced with fentanyl, is many times more dangerous and deadly than ordinary heroin, and one of the main reason for the extreme spike in heroin overdoses lately.
Atlantic City Police stopped a planned delivery of $1 million worth of heroin laced with fentanyl in a parking lot on St. James Place in Atlantic City around 1:00 last Friday afternoon, the New Jersey Attorney General's Office announced Tuesday.
Edwin Gomez, 31 and Steven Torres, 24, both of Brooklyn, and Steven Rodriguez, 22, of Queens, were planning to deliver 7.7 pounds of heroin from Mexico City to New York City, some of which was then delivered to Atlantic City, according to the attorney general's office.
The heroin was seized from the trunk of a car, officials said. It's valued at about $1 million if cut, packaged and sold on the street, according to the AG's office.
The men face decades in prison if convicted of all charges, which include first-degree possession of heroin with intent to distribute, second-degree conspiracy to distribute heroin and second-degree possession of heroin with intent to distribute within 500 feet of the Atlantic City Boardwalk.