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Three Toms River Residents Among 325 Arrested In North Jersey Heroin Sweep

The eight-week initiative in Bergen, Passaic, Morris, and Sussex counties targeted alleged sellers and users of the 'most potent' heroin in the US, prosecutor said.

Kathleen Pedulla
Kathleen Pedulla

Three Toms River residents were among 325 people arrested in an undercover drug sweep that targeted drug sales in Paterson between April 7 and May 30, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli announced at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

The Toms River residents were: Jennifer Comune, 23; Kathleen Pedulla, 25; and Vincent Kunze, 21.

Molinelli joined Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes to announce the arrest results of the “2014 Heroin Initiative.”

The eight-week task force combined law enforcement officers from Bergen, Passaic, Sussex, and Morris Counties to “combat the heroin epidemic affecting our counties,” Knapp said in a release. According to the release, the heroin sold in Paterson is the “most pure and potent” in the US.

Of the 325 people arrested, the prosecutor said more than 280 were users and 40 were dealers.

Cops seized about 1,200 grams of raw heroin during the operation, which is about 60,000 bags on the street, and an additional 12,000 bags from users, Knapp said.

The seized heroin was worth about $350,000, authorities said.

Cops also seized 30 guns and over $25,000 cash, Knapp said.

To see a full list, click here: http://www.bcpo.net/bcpo/blog/docs/2014_Heroin_Initiative_Press_Final.pdf

Don Randazzo June 04, 2014 at 05:13 PM
Jared Dill June 05, 2014 at 05:50 PM
thats totally more than 350,000$ worth of heroin… jus sayin. -ex addict clean almost 5 years
JJ June 09, 2014 at 03:16 AM
Good Sweep, It's been a long time into the making of this happen !! This has been going on for at least 30 years Its about time it happened .
Robert Young June 09, 2014 at 10:22 AM
Hats off to Law Enforcement...
Grateful Tunes June 10, 2014 at 10:39 AM
How about hats off to the GOV. for leaving troops in the middle east to watch the poppy plants so they can bring back here and feed to our kids!! Wake up people it's your GOV doing this!


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