Three people have been arrested and charged with drug offenses for their alleged role in a Paterson drug ring that allegedly tried to distribute heroin and fentanyl in New Jersey and Vermont, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito’s office.
Nysifah Deaveareaux, 27, Caron J. Abrams, 26, and Shamir Williams, 25, all of Paterson, were arrested by federal authorities over the last four weeks.
Deaveareaux was arrested on September 4 and charged with conspiracy to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and 100 grams or more of heroin. Abrams was arrested on August 14 and charged with possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl. Williams was also arrested on August 14 and charged with conspiracy to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and 100 grams or more of heroin.
From May to August, Williams allegedly negotiated a heroin deal.
On June 11, Deaveareaux allegedly transported 250 bricks or 12,000 packets of heroin from Paterson to Vermont for distribution there to further the deal negotiated by Williams.
On August 13, Abrams tried to deliver 200 bricks or over 9,000 packets of heroin and fentanyl to a person at a Passaic County Home Depot parking lot.
Abrams was arrested at the parking lot by authorities.
Deaveareaux, Abrams, and Williams could face decades in prison if convicted on the charges, authorities said. Each of the crimes carries 5-40 years in prison and a fine of $5 million.