A Hoboken man was busted with 88 bags of heroin at the Journal Square fountain in Jersey City this morning, police said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Robert Pipher, 59, of Hoboken, was charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance (heroin) with intent to distribute and intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a park, according to Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo.
At about 11:00 a.m. today, in the area of the Journal Square fountain, Port Authority Police Officer Jamie Oliva saw the suspect engage in a hand to hand exchange of cash for a quantity of suspected narcotics in glassine envelopes, authorities said.
Oliva interviewed the suspect who admitted to possessing heroin. The suspect was placed under arrest and a search yielded 85 glassine bags of suspected heroin on him, for a total of 88 bags.
There was no disruption to transportation due to the arrest.