Police in New Jersey allege that they seized 7,000-plus heroin bags in addition to marijuana, crack and ecstasy at a New Jersey home. The home was located close to a high school, authorities say.

Authorities say that the alleged drug dealers who were operating out of the home did not target high school students for their drug sales. Rather, they were primarily selling to clients from out of town. They sold to people who worked nearby, lived in the neighborhood and those who drove from miles away to purchase narcotics, police claim.

Police say that the arrests were a victory in their efforts to combat heroin sales. They say that 48 people have died so far this year in Passaic County alone from drug overdoses. Police say that their enforcement efforts have saved 122 people from overdose deaths so far this year.

During the drug bust, police arrested three men. One of them — a 43-year-old man — is accused of possessing all of the 7,600 heroin bags that were seized. Police say that the man was also maintaining a drug manufacturing facility and that he possessed drug paraphernalia. Two other men — a 38-year-old and a 36-year-old — were also arrested on charges of intention to distribute marijuana and marijuana possession.

At this time, it’s unknown if any of the suspects have retained a criminal defense attorney. However, each of these men — just like anyone else accused of a crime in New Jersey — will have the ability to defend themselves against their alleged crimes in court.

Source: NBC New York, “More Than 7,000 Bags of Heroin Seized in Massive Drug Raid at New Jersey Home: Police,” Brian Thompson, Sep. 21, 2017