A New Jersey man is facing a list of charges - and now possibly life in prison - stemming from his arrest for narcotics trafficking and illegally possessing a gun.

Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig says 37-year-old Raheem Johnson of Newark has been charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute heroin, one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

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According to documents filed in this case,

The investigation revealed that in April 2021 and May 2021, Johnson distributed controlled substances, including cocaine base and heroin, around Hayes Street in Newark. Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Johnson’s residence and recovered a WASR‑10 7.62x39 millimeter semi-automatic rifle, 20 rounds of 7.62x39-mm ammunition, and more than two dozen bricks, or 1,200 doses, of suspected heroin.

Johnson potentially faces up to life in prison and a fine of up to $1 million.

Honig credited special agents of the FBI with the investigation leading to the charges.

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