NEWARK, NJ – A 22-year-old Paterson man could spend the entirety of his possible working years behind bars following his indictment for distributing the heroin and fentanyl that led to the overdose death of a New Jersey resident, officials announced Friday.

According to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpentino, a federal grand jury brought several charges against Wyzier Peterson, including conspiracy to distributed at least 40 grams of fentanyl and at least 100 grams of heroin.

Documents filed in the case allege that Peterson was a member of the 230 Boys street gang, known for their operations in the area around Rosa Parks Boulevard and Godwin Avenue. The investigation, utilizing controlled purchases of narcotics, consensually recorded phone calls and text messages, surveillance, and analyses of phone records are reported to show that Peterson and his conspirators committed their crimes between September 2018 and July 3, 2019.

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