NEWARK, N.J. (1010 WINS) — A forty five-year-old New Jersey man was sentenced to 14 years in federal jail Friday for his function in trafficking massive portions of heroin into New Jersey, officers mentioned.

The Watchung man, William T. Bouza, was caught in February 2019 after arranging for a car geared up with a secret compartment, or “entice,” storing 15 kilograms of heroin to be shipped from California to New Jersey, in accordance with courtroom paperwork.

After legislation enforcement intercepted the car cargo and seized the medication, Bouza was recognized because the supposed recipient. A subsequent investigation revealed that Bouza was additionally storing and processing medication for street-level distribution all through Essex County, in accordance with authorities.

Greater than 1,000 packages, or “bricks,” of heroin, every having about 50 particular person doses, had been later present in considered one of Bouza’s stash-house. In whole, officers seized over 18 kilograms of heroin from Bouza.

“By focusing on heroin and fentanyl provide sources, [Homeland Security Investigations] is stopping these harmful medication from reaching the road,” mentioned HSI Newark Appearing Particular Agent in Cost Richard W. Reinhold. “We are going to proceed to work intently with our companions to dismantle these drug trafficking networks.”

On high of the jail sentence, Bouza was additionally fined $25,000 and given 5 years of post-release supervision.