Police: Hoboken man busted with 18 bags of heroin, arrested for 2nd time in 10 days


A Hoboken man was busted with 18 bags of heroin as police broke up another drug deal at a housing authority building: marking his second arrest in 10 days, authorities said. 

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Nathaniel Peterson, 51, of Hoboken, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin) with intent to distribute, possession of CDS within 500 feet of public housing, possession of CDS within 1,000 feet of a school zone, possession of CDS paraphernalia, obstructing, and resisting arrest, according to Police Det. Lt. Edgardo Cruz.

While patrolling the Hoboken Housing Authority area yesterday around 11:03 a.m., Police Officers Anthony Russo and Harry Montalvo observed an unknown male approach Peterson and engage him in what Russo believed to be a drug deal, police said.

At this time, the officers began to approach the defendant, who remained in the area. Observing the officers approach, Peterson began to walk away. The officers attempted to place him under arrest, but he continued to resist by not allowing them to gain control and handcuff him, officials said.

Officers arrived to assist with the arrest and the defendant was safely handcuffed. He was later transported to headquarters for processing.

On his person, he was found to have 18 bags of suspected heroin. An arrest warrant was completed and he was remanded to the Hudson County Rehabilitation Center, authorities said.

Peterson was arrested on nearly identical charges by the Hoboken Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit back on January 24th.

The man who attempted to buy drugs from Peterson was not found.

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