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January 28, 2016

Wildwood Crest man arrested for distributing heroin laced with Fentanyl

Cape May County Prosecutor's Office says suspect faces up to ten years in prison

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Authorities in Cape May County have arrested a Wildwood Crest man who allegedly distributed heroin laced with Fentanyl, the powerful synthetic narcotic linked to a rash of overdoses in the county over the past year. 

Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor announced Thursday that 39-year-old Albert McCarraher was arrested after investigators executed two court-authorized search warrants on his residence at 307 E. Topeka Avenue and his vehicle. 

Police seized "distribution amounts" of heroin-Fentanyl along with suspected cash proceeds from sales of the drug. 

McCarraher has been charged with Distribution of CDS (Controlled Dangerous Substance), Possession of CDS and Distribution of CDS Within 1,000 Feet of a School Zone, all crimes of the third degree. He is being held at the Cape May County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 full cash bail. If convicted, McCarraher could face between five and ten years in prison. 

Cape May County reported 110 overdoses and 60 Narcan deployments in 2015. Twenty of those cases proved fatal. 

Anyone with information regarding illegal drug activity in their community is asked to contact theh Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-465-2800 or 877-465-2801.