A woman admitted to selling fake Percocet pills containing heroin that were manufactured by her boyfriend, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito’s office.
Karen Rojas, 28, of Paterson, pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of substances containing heroin. She faces 5-40 years in federal prison for the charges.
Rojas sold pills that were manufactured by her boyfriend, Juan Vidal, 33, of Paterson, at their residence.
Vidal used a press to make the pills and Rojas sold them for $5 a pill. She sold thousands of pills from Feb through April 2018.
On April 18, 2018, a cooperating witness asked Rojas for 100-150 heroin pills. She sold 40 pills for $200 and said her boyfriend needed to “get supplies,” meaning more heroin, to make pills.
The pair was previously charged by criminal complain in April for conspiracy to distribute drugs.
On September 12, Vidal pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of substance containing heroin.
Sentencing for the couple is scheduled for December 18, authorities said.