Livingston Man Charged in Multi-County Drug Bust

A total of 325 people were arrested in sweep, heroin sold considered the 'most pure and potent' in the country.

Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli (Patch file photo)
Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli (Patch file photo)

A Madison man was among the 325 people arrested in an undercover drug sweep that targeted narcotics sales in Paterson between April 7 and May 30, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli announced at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

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.”

Jack Fanburg, 22, of Livingston, was charged with possession of heroin.

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 United States.

According to Molinelli, 11,794 bags of streetpackaged heroin, 1,200 grams of raw heroin, 32 guns, and about $25,000 in cash were seized by the multi-jurisdictional task force.

"Task force officers also dismantled two heroin 'mills' where heroin was being packaged and stamped for sale on the streets of Paterson," Molinelli said.

To see a full list of those arrested, click here


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