Township Man Busted With More Than $420,000 In Heroin And Pot

Luis Carreon

Luis Carreon. Photo: Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

A Park Street resident was arrested May 4 after more than $400,000 worth of heroin was allegedly found in his home and he allegedly tried to elude police by jumping from the building’s third story, police said.

Luis Carreon, 27, faces multiple drug-related charges as a result of the arrest, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

Carreon was charged after township police and prosecutors’ detectives executed a search warrant at his home, according to the release. Township detectives and members of the prosecutor’s Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force served the warrant at about 9 p.m., after which, police said, Carreon tried to escape by jumping off of a third-floor roof.

Detectives allegedly found 1,064 folds of heroin – carrying an approximate street value of $410,640 – a plastic bag containing eight pounds of heroin, eight marijuana plants and $1,570 in cash. The marijuana’s street value was set at $24,000, according to the release.

Carreon was charged with 1st Degree Maintaining a CDS Production Facility, 1st Degree Possession with the Intent to Distribute CDS (Heroin), 3rd Degree Possession with the Intent to Distribute CDS (Marijuana), 4th Degree Resisting Arrest by Flight and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a disorderly persons offense, according to the release.

Carrion was lodged in the Somerset County Jail, Somerville.

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