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Two Men Charged In Plot To Distribute Over Nine Kilograms Of Heroin, 50 Pounds Of Crystal Met In Mercer County


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Two California men who were arrested in Mercer County, New Jersey, with over 50 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and nine kilograms of heroin appeared today in Trenton federal court, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Gabriel Acosta Villa, 29, of Lake Forest, California, and Oscar Perez Jr., 23, of Santa Ana, California, are both charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin. They appeared this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lois H. Goodman and were detained.

According to the complaint:

On June 17, 2018, law enforcement officers received information that a commercial truck driver and his accomplice planned to sell approximately 50 pounds of crystal methamphetamine to a buyer in the Trenton area. Law enforcement officers set up surveillance near the parking lot of a Robbinsville, New Jersey, restaurant and observed Acosta walking through the parking lot with two large bags. After Acosta entered a nearby vehicle, law enforcement officers stopped the vehicle and discovered 51.31 pounds of a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.

After detaining Acosta, law enforcement officers searched the area and discovered Perez walking alone near the loading docks of a nearby hardware store.

A large white tractor trailer was parked nearby with the engine still running. A subsequent search of the tractor’s cab uncovered 9.5 kilograms of a substance that tested positive for heroin.

Both defendants face a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum potential penalty of life in prison, and a $10 million fine.

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One comment

  • This is when they need to really take that step . And give these scum bag drug dealers a wake up call . We have to hold everyone responsible. Just like the users it should be law . That after so many narcan doses that they have to pay for there narcan after 2 times revived. Like in Ohio. And if there overdosed with a friend and one dies the friend is charged with murder unless they give up there dealer. And attempted if they live . So we can stop the dealers in there tracks . And legalize marijuana so people have a better option then opioid pain meds . Where most start . Why not give people something that grows in the ground compared to a man made drugs with lots of side effects and most deprmental to a person is addiction . Cause it destroys the persons family friends and themselves .. stop babying the people of this world we have to teach and show that there is and will be consequences. People need to learn life is not a game

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