A Bergen County man was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for distributing and conspiring to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.
According to Acting U.S. Attorney Honig, Henry Nieves, 45, of Rutherford, previously pleaded guilty to an information charging him with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine and distributing and possessing with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.
According to documents filed in these cases and statements made in court:
In September 2019, Nieves distributed and conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crystal methamphetamine in New Jersey.
In September 2019, law enforcement officers conducted a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from Nieves. Subsequent laboratory testing showed that the substance contained 55.9 grams of pure methamphetamine.
This high purity indicates that Nieves distributed crystal methamphetamine, or “ice,” which is a particularly dangerous form of methamphetamine.
In September 2019, law enforcement officers observed Nieves engage in other apparent narcotics transactions, and later seized additional amounts of methamphetamine from Nieves’ belongings, vehicle, and apartment.
In all, law enforcement seized approximately 86 grams of methamphetamine from Nieves during the investigation.