Gurbir Grewal

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NJ Authorities Take Down Major Heroin And Fentanyl Mill

March 21, 2019 - 1:49 pm
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Newark, N.J. (AP/WCBS 880) — Three men stand accused of running a drug mill that allegedly sold heroin and fentanyl stamped with ``brands'' linked to dozens of overdoses, including 84 deaths.

State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced the arrests Thursday. He estimated that the drug mill, set up in a luxury apartment in Harrison, supplied 15,000 doses of fentanyl and heroin per day.

The drug mill is suspected of selling 43 individual brands of heroin leading to 84 deaths.

The deadliest label was named after star New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

“The Tom Brady stamp has been linked to 17 deaths and another 23 non-fatal overdoses,” said Grewal.

There were a number of production stations, where, according to Grewal, “drug dealers, not chemists, mixed fentanyl and heroin using coffee grinders while wearing latex gloves and respirators.”

Authorities say the operation was run by 45-year-old Timothy Guest, of Irvington, along with at least two associates, 27-year-old William Woodley, of Belleville, and 25-year-old Selionel Orama, of Cedar Grove. All three face numerous drug possession counts and a charge of maintaining a narcotics production facility.

It wasn't known Thursday if they have retained attorneys.

Authorities say the mill has been linked to 227 overdoses. They say about 32,500 individual doses and four kilos of fentanyl and heroin have been seized.

Authorities seized nearly $200,000 in cash alongside the drugs, a Bentley, and another luxury car.