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Six Arrested in Alleged Passaic County Drug Distribution Operation

By rlsmetro on
Passaic County

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces that at the conclusion of a four-month investigation conducted by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, the below-listed six individuals were arrested and charged with numerous drug distribution related offenses.

This investigation was assisted by members of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the following police departments: Passaic, Clifton, Bogota, and Totowa.

During the month of July 2018, members of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force received information about a large scale heroin distribution network. As a result of this information, an extensive four-month investigation was launched. Search Warrants were executed for locations in Bergen and Passaic counties resulting in the seizure of one kilogram of uncut heroin, in excess of 3,000 glassine envelopes of heroin, drug packaging equipment, and approximately $40,000. The street value of the heroin recovered is estimated at $100,000.

**Moises Soriano, 45, of Passaic, NJ**

Possession of CDS, Heroin - a crime of the Third Degree

Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS - a crime of the First Degree

Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS in a School Zone - a crime of the Third Degree Maintaining a CDS Facility - a crime of the First Degree

Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS within 500 feet of a Public Park - a crime of the Second Degree Conspiracy to Distribute CDS - a crime of the Second Degree

**Angelo Nieves, 49, of Paterson, NJ**

Possession of CDS, Heroin - a crime of the Third Degree

Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS - a crime of the First Degree

Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS in a School Zone - a crime of the Third Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child - a crime of the Second Degree Conspiracy to Distribute CDS - a crime of the Second Degree

**Robert Nieves, 54, of Paterson, NJ**

Possession of CDS, Heroin - a crime of the Third Degree

Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS - a crime of the First Degree

Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS in a School Zone - a crime of the Third Degree

Endangering the Welfare of a Child - a crime of the Second Degree

**Tiahra Ilarraza-Reyes, 32, of Passaic, NJ**

Conspiracy to Distribute CDS - a crime of the Second Degree

Possession of CDS, Heroin - a crime of the Third Degree

Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS - a crime of the First Degree Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS in a School Zone - a crime of the Third Degree Maintaining a CDS Facility - a crime of the First Degree

Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS within 500 feet of a Public Park - a crime of the Second Degree

**Theodore Tejada, 37, of Paterson, NJ**

Conspiracy to Distribute CDS - a crime of the Second Degree

Possession of CDS, Heroin - a crime of the Third Degree

Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS - a crime of the Third Degree

Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS in a School Zone - a crime of the Third Degree

**David Laboy, 51, of Bogota, NJ**

Possession of CDS, Heroin - a crime of the Third Degree

Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS - a crime of the Third Degree Conspiracy to Distribute CDS - a crime of the Second Degree

Crimes of the First Degree carry a maximum term of 20 years in New Jersey State Prison.

Crimes of the second degree carry a maximum of 10 years in New Jersey State Prison. Crimes of the Third Degree carry a maximum of 5 years in New Jersey State Prison.