Member of Paterson Drug Ring Charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, Fentanyl

A Paterson woman was arrested in connection with her alleged role in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl in New Jersey and Vermont, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Nysifah Deaveareaux, 27, is charged by criminal complaint with conspiracy to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and 100 grams or more of heroin.

Caron J. Abrams, 26, of Paterson, was charged by criminal complaint on August 14, with possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl.

Shamir Williams, 25, of Paterson, was charged by complaint on August 14, along with Deaveareaux, with conspiracy to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and 100 grams or more of heroin.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

From May through August 13, Williams negotiated sales of heroin to another individual. On June 11, pursuant to these negotiations, Deaveareaux transported approximately 250 “bricks,” or over 12,000 individual doses of heroin, from Paterson and distributed the heroin in Vermont.

On August 13, Abrams attempted to deliver 200 “bricks,” or over 9,000 individual doses of heroin and fentanyl, to an individual at a Passaic County Home Depot parking lot, where he was taken into custody.