Prosecutor: North Bergen man caught with over 20 ounces of crystal meth valued at $59k


A North Bergen man was caught with over 20 ounces of crystal methamphetamine, with a street value of about $59,000, and $3,500 on Tuesday, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced. 

Christopher Durkin. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Christopher Durkin, 55, of North Bergen, was arrested on two counts of possession of
crystal meth with the intent to distribute, one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, possession of CDS within 500 feet of public property while also within 1,000 feet of a school and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, Suarez said in a statement.

Durkin was arrested without incident at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City after a search of his vehicle and residence on Tuesday led to the recovery of more than 20 ounces of crystal meth and approximately $3,500 in cash, authorities said.

The street value of the total quantity of crystal methamphetamine seized is approximately $59,000, officials said.

Suarez credited the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit for assisting with the arrest.

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