7,000 individual bags of heroin were recovered following a four-month long investigation into a drug trafficking network that stretched from Paterson to Atlantic City, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Two Paterson men were arrested for allegedly trafficking heroin from North Jersey to South Jersey, according to Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain.
Donald Bernard, 28, of 4th Avenue, and Adolfo Robles, 30, of Linwood Avenue, have been charged with drug possession, distribution, and other charges.
Bernard is charged with first-degree heroin distribution, second-degree distribution 500 feet of a public housing unit, third-degree heroin possession, and heroin possession 1,000 feet of a school.
Robles is charged with first-degree maintaining a drug distribution facility, second-degree heroin distributing, distributing 500 feet of a public housing unit, and third-degree heroin possession.
Bernard is being held on $100,000 bail and Robles is being held on $150,000 bail, authorities said.
Authorities said the the four-month investigation concluded with the two arrests on November 18, 2015.
The arrests come eight months after authorities seized 16,000 bags of heroin and arrested 19 South Jersey residents for taking large quantities of drugs from Paterson to distribute in Atlantic City, according to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.