Operation Helping Hand Nets 37 Arrests; Offers Treatment for Those Suffering from Opioid Addiction

Paterson, N.J. (July 17, 2020) Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces the completion of “Operation Helping Hand” an innovative law enforcement and public health initiative targeting the opioid crisis in Passaic County. 

During the week-long initiative that ran from July 13, 2020 through July 17, 2020, thirty-seven individuals were arrested for low-level drug offenses including possession of controlled dangerous substances. The individuals arrested were residents of Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Ocean, Passaic and Sussex Counties in New Jersey and also included residents of New York and Pennsylvania. 

See the full announcement issued by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office here.