On March 21, 2019, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson, Jr., and Captain Chris Kimker attended a press conference given by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, who announced the arrests of Timothy Guest, age 45, of Irvington, NJ; William Woodley, 27, of Belleville, NJ; and Selionel Orama, age 25, of Cedar Grove NJ; in connection with the seizure of a large-scale fentanyl and heroin mill located in Harrison, NJ. This ongoing investigation resulted in the seizure of approximately 32,500 doses and four kilos of fentanyl and heroin. Fentanyl and heroin previously distributed by the mill have been linked to 227 overdoses, including 84 deaths. The investigation was headed up by the New Jersey State Police Opioid Enforcement Task Force, with the assistance of various federal, county and local law enforcement agencies, including the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office. Attorney General Grewal stated, “We prevented countless doses of fentanyl and heroin from reaching drug users by taking down this mill.”
Prosecutor Knapp said, “Shutting down this facility and seizing this significant amount of drugs is another step in combating the Fentanyl and Heroin epidemic affecting our communities. We are honored to be part of the New Jersey State Police Opioid Enforcement Task Force and will continue working with our law enforcement partners to successfully investigate and prosecute for-profit drug dealers preying on our residents”.
Guest, Woodley, and Orama are charged with the following offenses:
1. Maintaining a Narcotics Production Facility (1st Degree)
2. Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute (1st Degree)
3. Possession of Fentanyl with Intent to Distribute (2nd Degree)
4. Possession of Fentanyl (3rd Degree)
5. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (4th Degree)
Guest is also charged with third-degree Eluding Police. Guest is being held in jail pending a detention hearing. Woodley and Orama were released subject to conditions following detention hearings. Deputy Attorneys General from the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice are responsible for the prosecution of this case.
A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite these accusations, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they have been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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