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2 face heroin charges in Morris County

ROCKAWAY BOROUGH, NJ (Morris County) – Two Morris County residents have been arrested on drug-related charges in connection with the alleged distribution of heroin in Rockaway Borough, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson Jr., and Rockaway Borough Police Chief Conrad Pepperman.

Natalia E. Zyga, 30, and Ryan J. Nilsen, 29, both of Rockaway Township have each been charged with third-degree possession with the intent to distribute heroin, third-degree possession of heroin and third-degree conspiracy to distribute heroin.

On Dec. 3, members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Major Crimes Unit, Special Enforcement Unit, and the Rockaway Borough Police Department were conducting an ongoing investigation into the distribution of controlled substances occurring in Rockaway Borough. During the course of this investigation, Zyga and Nilsen were arrested in possession of a quantity of suspected heroin with intent to distribute it within Rockaway Borough.

Zyga and Nilsen were lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility.

Multiple law enforcement agencies have been actively involved in this investigation, including the Rockaway Borough Police Department, Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes and Special Enforcement Units.

If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook