Outstanding warrant leads to Hoboken police arresting man with 18 wax folds of heroin

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An outstanding warrant led to Hoboken police arresting a man with 18 wax folds of heroin near a housing authority building, authorities said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Alonzo Jeffries, 49, of Hoboken, was charged possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin) with intent to distribute, possession of heroin WITD 500 feet of public housing, possession of heroin WITD 1,000 feet of school, possession of CDS (marijuana) paraphernalia, according to Det. Sgt. Joseph Leonard.

Yesterday around 3:40 p.m., Det. Paul Quinn and Officer Connor Milne of the Street Crimes Unit observed Jeffries in the area of 4th and Jackson Street. Armed with knowledge of the defendant’s outstanding warrant, they approached and placed him under arrest.

A search found to be in possession of 18 wax folds of suspected heroin, a clear baggie of suspected marijuana, and rolling papers commonly used to smoke marijuana, officials said.

Jeffries was processed for two open warrants from the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department, his new charges were placed on a warrant and he was remanded to the Hudson County Correctional facility.

The charge of heroin possession with the intent to distribute within 500 feet of public housing is a second degree charge and can be punishable by up 10 years imprisonment and up to $150,000 fine, police said.