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Two Arrested, More Than $200,000 in Heroin Seized in Mercer County

Robbinsville Township

A month-long investigation into narcotics distribution in the Trenton area has culminated with the arrest of a Trenton man and the seizure of $212,500 in heroin, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

According to Prosecutor Onofri, on Tuesday, April 7, as part of an ongoing investigation, detectives conducted a motor vehicle stop of a white Acura TL belonging to Dionys Rivas as it exited the New Jersey Turnpike at exit 7A in Robbinsville Township. 

Prosecutor Onofri said that Rivas, 33, was driving the vehicle and his girlfriend, Rosilenny DeJesus, was in the front passenger seat.

According to Prosecutor Onofri, both were detained without incident. A search of the vehicle revealed 425 bricks of heroin inside a gym bag in the trunk. 

A subsequent search of Rivas’ residence on South Clinton Avenue revealed 10 grams of cocaine. 

According to Prosecutor Onofri, Rivas and DeJesus, 22, were each charged with numerous narcotics offenses, including possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession with the intent to distribute.