In response to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s announcement Friday regarding the takedown of a major fentanyl and heroin drug mill in Hudson County, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo has issued a warning about potentially deadly narcotics in the local area.
The drug mill, located in Harrison, New Jersey distributed its narcotics in wax folds stamped with the same brand names that have been linked to 227 overdoses, including 84 deaths. So far this year in Bergen County, there have been two non-fatal overdoses involving heroin that was stamped with logos used by this drug mill. The stamps were “NFL” and “Bentley”.
In 2018, there were five fatal overdoses in Bergen County involving drugs stamped with the following logos: “Blue Magic”, “Tom Brady”, “Panda”, and “ElChapo”. There were four non-fatal overdoses involving narcotics with the following stamps: “Tom Brady”, “Hellcat”, and “Bad Apple”.
“If anyone encounters any of these stamps, we ask that you contact local police. As part of our HART program, individuals can turn in drugs and paraphernalia with no questions asked,” stated Acting Prosecutor Calo.
HART stands for the Heroin Addiction Recovery Team. This program is designed to direct those suffering from the disease of addiction towards treatment options by offering recovery resources at municipal police departments. There are presently three police departments in the county that offer the HART program: Mahwah Police Department, Paramus Police Department, and the Lyndhurst Police Department. Those seeking help, who have personal use quantity of narcotics or drug paraphernalia on their person, will not be charged for having such contraband.