Prosecutor: Jersey City man caught with 575 bags of heroin, $2,800 in cash


A Jersey City man was caught with 575 bags of heroin and $2,800 in cash after a three-week investigation by local authorities, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Raymond Petway. Photo courtesy of Hudson County Prosecutor's Office.
Raymond Petway. Photo courtesy of Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Raymond Petway, 33, of Jersey City, was charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance (heroin), possession of CDS within 1,000 feet of school property and possession of CDS within 500 feet of public property, Suarez said in a statement.

Following a three-week investigation, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Narcotics Task Force and officers of the Jersey City Police Department executed a search warrant at 183 Wegman Parkway in Jersey City and arrested Petway on March 17, police said.

A search of his residence led to the recovery of approximately 575 bags of heroin. The task force also seized approximately $2,800 in cash executed on a search warrant on Petway’s vehicle, officials said.

Additionally, Suarez credited the Hudson County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit for assisting with the
search and arrest.

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