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Franklin Suspect Jumps from 3rd-Story Roof, Police Seize 8 Pounds of Heroin

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Franklin Township resident Luis Carreon faces multiple drug charges. Credits: Courtesy Somerset County Prosecutor's Office
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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Franklin Township man jumped from the roof of a three-story building trying to elude police, who seized eight pounds of heroin and marijuana plants from his home, according to Acting Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The seized heroin has an approximate street value of $410,640, and the seized marijuana plants have an approximate street value of $24,000, according to acting Chief of County Detectives Timothy M. Fitzgerald.

Luis Carreon, 27, of Park Street, in the Somerset section of Franklin Township has been charged with Maintaining a CDS Production Facility, 1st Degree; Possession with the Intent to Distribute CDS (Heroin), 1st Degree; Possession with the Intent to Distribute CDS (Marijuana) 3rd Degree; Resisting Arrest by Flight, 4th Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Disorderly Persons Offense.

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Somerset County detectives and Franklin police executed a search warrant at Carreon's residence around 9 p.m. May 4, according to Robertson. Carreon tried to elude police and jumped from the third story of the dwelling. He was apprehended after jumping, according to Franklin Township Chief of Police Lawrence Roberts.

Police searched the residence and found 1,064 folds of heroin, a plastic bag containing approximately eight pounds of heroin, eight marijuana plants, and $1,570.00 in U.S. Currency,

Carreon is being detained in the Somerset County Jail in Somerville.

             

 

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