According to authorities on Thursday, Linden Police Narcotics officers, assisted by the Elizabeth Police Department Narcotics Bureau and detectives from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, raided two residences in Linden and Elizabeth and arrested a suspected heroin dealer, confiscating 16 bricks of heroin.
Each “brick” contains 50 “folds” of the drug, which can sell on the street for between $7.00 and $10.00 authorities said.
The arrest was the result of a three-month investigation led by Linden detective Maurice Rawlins.
Police also seized a small amount of marijuana, a digital scale, and $1,100 in cash proceeds from drug sales.
Atkins Lamar Collins, age 40, who gave officers the Elizabeth address as his residence, was charged with possession and distribution of heroin and marijuana, and distribution within a school and park zone.
He is being held at the Union County Jail in lieu of $150,000 cash bail with a court date set for next week.