NJ man had 34K bags of heroin hidden in SUV on Turnpike, cops say
A South Jersey man who was under surveillance for four months was arrested after being pulled over with a massive stash of heroin, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri announced Thursday.
On July 12, Mercer County detectives followed 36-year-old Miguel Reimer, of Florence, in his 2010 Honda Pilot to New York City, where he picked up a supply of heroin, police said.
As Reimer returned along the stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike within the Mercer County area, officers pulled him over without incident.
A sergeant and his dog searched the SUV and 675 bricks of heroin inside a hidden compartment in the center console, Onofri said.
A few days later, on July 15, police searched Reimer’s apartment in the Roebling section of the township and said that they found another 65 bricks — or 3,250 bags — of heroin inside the stove.
The total amount of heroin recovered from the SUV and apartment has a street value of $148,000.
In addition to the drugs, detectives seized a high-end men’s shoe collection estimated to be worth about $30,000, plus Reimer's Honda Pilot and 2017 Dodge Challenger, Onofri said.
Reimer also had 13 Percocet pills and $317 in cash on him at the time of his arrest.
He faces first-degree drug charges and being held at the Mercer County Correction Center pending a detention hearing.
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