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Detectives Find Over 5K Bags of Heroin in Hidden Compartment of Paterson Uber Driver’s Car

By kcora on
Paramus Paterson

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of Henry Martinez-Diaz, 41, and Yanery Martinez-Diaz, 34, both of Paterson, on charges of possession with intent to distribute heroin and endangering the welfare of a child.

Members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of Route 4 West in Paramus, on Mar. 5th.

A search of the vehicle revealed 5,750 bags of suspected heroin in an electronically operated aftermarket hidden compartment.  Additionally, $1,021.00 believed to be the proceeds of criminal activity was also seized during the investigation.  

The vehicle was occupied by Henry Martinez-Diaz (an Uber driver), Yanery Martinez-Diaz and their one-year-old daughter.

This traffic stop occurred only four days after the Bergen County Prosecutor’s office announced that detectives had conducted a motor vehicle stop of a 2007 Jeep Cherokee in Hackensack and seized 3,250 bags heroin from its sole occupant, Ordanny German.

As a result of the investigation, police arrested Henry Martinez-Diaz, and Yanery Martinez-Diaz and charged them with one count of possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.

Officials said Henry Martinez-Diaz and Yanery Martinez-Diaz appeared in Central Judicial Processing Court on March 6, 2018 and were released with conditions.

 The juvenile was turned over to the custody of the Division of Child Protection and Permanency.

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.