Prosecutor: Jersey City man busted with 430 bags of heroin, cocaine, $8,700 in cash

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As the result of a two-week investigation, a Jersey City man was busted with 430 bags of heroin, 30 grams of cocaine, a small amount of marijuana and $8,700 in cash, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Keith Brooks. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office.
Keith Brooks. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Keith Brooks, 34, was charged with various controlled dangerous substance offenses, hindering, and several counts of endangering the welfare of children for possessing the narcotics in an apartment where two small children reside, Suarez said in a statement.

Following a two-week investigation, members of the Prosecutor’s Narcotics Task Force and the Jersey City Police Department arrested Brooks.

On March 31, detectives initiated a stop of a vehicle driven by Brooks on Stevens Avenue in Jersey City. As detectives approached the vehicle, Brooks opened the driver’s side door and discarded five bags of suspected heroin. He was arrested at that time, police said.

Detectives then responded to his residence where they executed a search warrant of his apartment.

Detectives recovered and seized an additional 430 bags of suspected heroin,approximately 30 grams of suspected cocaine, a small amount of marijuana and $8,700 in cash, authorities said.

The seized suspected heroin has a street value in excess of $2,500 and the suspected cocaine has a street value of more than $1,300, officials said. Brooks is also currently on probation.

Suarez also credited the Jersey City Police Department and the Port Authority Police Department Canine Unit for assisting with the search and arrest.

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  1. As the result of a two-week investigation, a Jersey City man was busted with 430 bags of heroin, 30 grams of cocaine, a small amount of marijuana and $8,700 in cash, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

    The drugs are illegal, the marijuana etc. Why is the $8,700.00 seized. Is that illegal to possess? Is it , buy its very nature, illegal?

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