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Edgewater man, father indicted on drug trafficking charges in 2-kilo heroin bust

Photo Credit: NJ Attorney General’s Office
Photo Credit: NJ Attorney General's Office

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: State Police found 2 kilos of heroin at the Edgewater home of a man who was arrested with his father and an alleged associate, according to an indictment returned against the trio.

The discovery was made after detectives from the New Jersey State Police Drug Trafficking North Unit stopped a Cadillac STS the three men were in on the New Jersey Turnpike in Mercer County on March 7, the indictment returned yesterday in Trenton says.

The detectives found $34,950 in cash in the vehicle during a consensual search, it adds.

Jonathan Antistian Jackson (l.), Miguel Angel Guzman-Nieves (COURTESY: NJ Attorney General’s Office)

They then searched the River Road apartment of Jonathan Antistian Jackson, 26, and found the heroin, the indictment says.

Arrested with Jackson was his father, Miguel Angel Guzman-Nieves, 49, and 66-year-old Hoover Rodriguez, 66, both of Houston, Texas.

Yesterday, a grand jury indicted the trio on charges of heroin possession with the intent to distribute the drug, along with conspiracy, money laundering and a lesser possession count. The case was assigned to Superior Court in Bergen County.

State authorities have also filed a civil action seeking forfeiture of the Cadillac and the cash seized.

Deputy Attorney General Ray Mateo presented the case to the state grand jury for the Division of Criminal Justice Gangs & Organized Crime Bureau.

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