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New Brunswick Drug Distribution Suspect Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

By rlsmetro on
New Brunswick

A New Brunswick man today admitted that he possessed several kilograms of heroin with the intent to sell, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

According to Federal Officials, Eduard Avila Rivas, 33, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman in Camden federal court to an information charging him with one count of possession with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of heroin.

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

On Feb. 10, 2020, Avila Rivas traveled to Clarksburg and met with an associate in order to carry out a sale of several kilograms of heroin.  

Following Avila Rivas’ arrival, law enforcement officers searched his vehicle and seized close to three kilograms of heroin packaged for sale.

The drug trafficking count to which Avila Rivas pleaded guilty is punishable by a minimum of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life in prison, and a maximum fine of $10 million. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 22, 2021.