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Man allegedly tried to bring heroin into New Jersey courthouse

"The moral to the story is don't try to bring 5 plus decks of heroin into the court complex and then resist arrest," a New Jersey sheriff said.
By Frances Burns   |   July 14, 2014 at 12:01 PM   |   Comments

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PATERSON, N.J., July 14 (UPI) -- A man who came to a New Jersey courthouse for a hearing carrying 57 glassine envelopes of heroin faces a list of new charges, police said.

Carlos Urena, 22, of Paterson was arrested Friday afternoon. Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik said Urena was searched when he refused to take his hand out of his pocket.

Urena was charged with three counts of heroin possession, including possession with intent to distribute and with intent to distribute near a public building. He is also charged with resisting arrest for struggling with court officers.

"The moral to the story is don't try to bring 5 plus decks of heroin into the court complex and then resist arrest," Berdnik said. "The sheriff's officers at the courthouse have the mission of protecting the public and making sure no illegal activity occurs in the complex."

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