Robert Jackson, 25, a resident of Paterson, sold 1,000 bags of heroin worth $10,000 to undercover agents in Hopatcong, a borough in Sussex County, on Friday, according to Hopatcong Police Department.
Jackson took a taxi from Paterson to Hopatcong; he stood near River Styx Grill to make his drug transaction. Jackson sold the bags of heroin to an undercover agent. The officer then attempted to arrest Jackson, but he ran.
Earlier in the month John Davieau, 55, owner of River Styx Grill, was arrested on charges of running a heroin distribution ring. At the time Davieau and 6 others were arrested. The police from Hopatcong, Roxbury, Mount Arlington and the Sussex County Sheriff’s Department were investigating this heroin distribution ring.
Jackson was caught and charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, distribution of heroin, distribution of heroin within 500 feet of a park zone and resisting arrest.
The department does not believe Jackson’s dealings have anything to do with Davieau’s distribution ring. Jackson is being held at Sussex County Jail on $150,000 bail.