Union County man charged in drug trafficking conspiracy
NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division, Susan A. Gibson and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito announced a Union County, New Jersey, man has been arrested for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy in which he allegedly set up a drug mill in his apartment.
Brad Toby, 35, of Linden, New Jersey, was arrested April 2, 2020, and charged by complaint with one count of conspiring to possess heroin and cocaine with intent to distribute. He made his initial appearance via video conference today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael A. Hammer and was released on $200,000.00 secured bond.
Law enforcement officers have been investigating a drug trafficking organization operating in New Jersey and New York and learned that Toby is a member of that organization. During a lawful search of Toby’s residence, law enforcement officers recovered: five kilograms of heroin; four kilograms of cocaine; $100,000 in currency; drug packaging; drug paraphernalia, including scales and kilogram presses; a handgun; and ammunition.
The conspiracy charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum penalty of life in prison, and a fine of up to $10 million.
U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito credited the special agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Susan A. Gibson in Newark, and the members of the City of Linden Police Department, under the direction of Chief David Hart, with the investigation leading to today’s charges and arrest.