Secaucus police arrest heroin dealer involved in overdose, 100 folds of heroin recovered

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The Secaucus Police Department arrested a heroin dealer involved in an overdose where a man had to be revived with Narcan, recovering 100 folds of heroin between his apartment and car, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.

Jason Keidel. Photo courtesy of the Secaucus Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On February 4th, the Secaucus Police Department responded to a call of an overdose in the parking lot of 10 Meadowlands Parkway.

Police officers administered nasal Narcan and revived the man, who was found in possession of 30 folds of suspected heroin. Detectives investigated this non-fatal overdose and identified the distributor of the heroin as Jason Keidel.

Detectives forwarded the information to the Secaucus Police Department’s Anti-Crime Unit, who initiated an investigation into this illicit activity.

During the investigation, multiple arrests were made and quantities of heroin – along with buprenorphine and naloxone were seized.

The investigation culminated on March 16th at approximately 10:00 p.m. when Keidel was arrested in the area of his residence.

A search of his 4th Street apartment and his vehicle was conducted, which resulted in the seizure of more than 100 folds of suspected heroin, more than seventy films of buprenorphine and naloxone, unidentified pills along with other items indicative Keidel’s illicit drug distribution scheme.

“All lives matter and the Secaucus Police Department is committed to investigating all overdoses: both fatal and non-fatal,” Miller said in a statement.

“If we are able to identify those responsible for distributing this poison, we will fully investigate them and prosecute them to fullest extent that the law will allow.”

Keidel, 51 of Secaucus, was charged with possession with the intent to distribute (heroin), possession with the intent to distribute (suboxone), three counts of possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance within 1,000 feet of a school, three
counts of possession with the intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of public property,  distribution of heroin, distribution of suboxone, and five counts of possession of CDS.

He was processed and lodged at the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Tips can be made by calling (201)330-2049, emailed to spdtips@secaucus.net or submitted anonymously through the department’s website at www.secaucuspolice.org.