A Paterson man was charged with heroin distribution Friday after he sold $10,000 worth of heroin to an undercover officer in Hopatcong, police said.
Robert Jackson, 25, was charged with third-degree possession of heroin, second-degree possession of heroin with intent to distribute, second-degree distribution of heroin and distribution of heroin within 500 feet of a park, as well as resisting arrest, according to Hopatcong Police Lt. Thomas Kmetz.
Jackson had transported 20 bricks of heroin to Hopatcong from Paterson while riding in a taxi, according to Kmetz. He allegedly had 1,000 bags of heroin on him when he arrived just after 11 a.m.
After he had sold the drugs to the officers near River Styx Grill, Kmetz said, the officers attempted to arrest Jackson. Jackson ran from the police toward Ithanell Road where he was caught and arrested, according to Kmetz. Police then learned that Jackson was on parole.
A no bail arrest warrant was put on Jackson by the New Jersey State Police and he was taken to the Sussex County Jail, Kmetz said.
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