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On Wednesday a man who admitted to distributing heroin and crack cocaine to four different counties, including Sussex, was sentenced to five years in prison. Kevin Ruiz, 25, pleaded guilty to second-degree conspiracy to possess heroin with the intent to distribute and other charges.
According to the New Jersey Herald, his arrest and sentencing were the result of an 18-month investigation.
"...many of Ruiz's drug buyers would re-distribute the heroin and crack cocaine they purchased from Ruiz in their own towns, including Jefferson, Sparta, Andover Township, Newton, Hopatcong and Vernon..."
Read the NJHerald.com story here.