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Newark Resident Arrested for Possession of Heroin, Fentanyl in Morris County


By: Richard L. Smith 

Authorities in Morris County reported a first-degree drug arrest in Morristown on January 6 for the distribution of over five ounces of Heroin mixed with fentanyl.  


According to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Jimmy Taveras-Rodriguez, 26, of Newark, was charged with the following: 

• Distribution of Heroin in a quantity of five ounces or more, in violation of 2C:35-5a(1)b(1), a crime of the 1st degree.

• Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin in a quantity of five ounces or more 

• Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine in a quantity of five ounces or more

• Possession of Heroin 

• Possession with Intent to Distribute Imitation CDS, 

• Distribution of Imitation CDS

Prosecutor Carroll said Taveras-Rodriguez was lodged at the Morris County Correctional Facility pending his first appearance in Superior Court. 

Prosecutor Carroll wishes to thank the following agencies for their assistance and commitment to the Task Force:

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Operations Division, Town of Boonton Police Department, Dover Police Department, Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Morris County Department of Law & Public Safety, Morristown Bureau of Police, Randolph Police Department, and the Roxbury Police Department.

The investigation and prosecution are being conducted by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit. 

Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said a criminal complaint is merely an accusation.

Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent unless or until he has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a Court of law.