MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit and Narcotics Task Force the Wharton Borough Police Department arrested a 30-year-old Paterson man and seized one kilo of fentanyl, according to acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.
On May 25, members of the Narcotics Task Force and the Wharton Borough Police Department conducted an operation resulting in the arrest of Luis Reyes-Rosario and the seizure of one kilogram of fentanyl, Carroll said.
Reyes-Rosario was charged with second-degree distribution of a kilogram of fentanyl, second-degree possession of fentanyl, third-degree possession of fentanyl (illegally obtained), and second-degree conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in a quantity greater than one ounce.
“Thanks to the work of our Narcotics Task Force and our collaboration with the Wharton Borough Police Department, a significant amount of poisonous fentanyl was taken out of the distribution chain. This is an important seizure since, tragically, we know that numerous overdoses each year are the result of individuals ingesting fentanyl that has been mixed with other illegal narcotics, including heroin,” Carroll said.
This investigation was conducted by the Morris County Narcotics Task Force, including lead investigators Detective J. Atoche (MCPO) and Task Force Officer R. Ornelas, who is assigned to the task force from the Wharton Police Department. Assistant Prosecutor Noelle Fiorentino is representing the State in this prosecution.