PERTH AMBOY – As the result of a surveillance operation last week, members of the Perth Amboy Police Department’s Special Investigations Bureau arrested a 60-year-old city man for allegedly selling heroin last week.
Abner Negron was charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, distribution of heroin, and distribution of heroin within 500 feet of Duffy Park.
On Thursday, June 28, members of Special Investigations Bureau conducted surveillance of a residence on the 200 block of Silzer Street after receiving reports that Negron was allegedly dealing heroin. Officers watched Negron leave his residence and ride his bicycle over to the area the ShopRite parking lot on Convery Boulevard, where they saw him meet a 42-year-old man.
Negron allegedly gave a small object to the other man in exchange for an amount of currency. Once the exchange was complete, detectives approached the buyer and recovered five decks of heroin. Negron attempted to flee the area on his bicycle but was quickly apprehended, according to police.
A consent search of Negron’s first floor apartment was conducted and an additional 35 decks of heroin were recovered, according to police. Authorities estimated the street value of the drugs seized is $350.
Judge Maria Del Valle-Koch set Negron’s bail at $35,000, with no 10 percent option.
The investigation was lead by Sergeant Carmelo Jimenez.
The charges against Negron are merely accusations; he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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