Elizabeth man accused of distributing illegal drug

A Union County Grand Jury indicted Raymond Fitzgerald of Elizabeth on charges of 1st Degree distribution of heroin.

July 29, 2010 4:53:52 AM PDT
Raymond Fitzgerald, 36, was arrested on February 8 on charges of 1st Degree distribution of heroin and weapons possession after spending two years on the run for failing to appear in court on the day he was to be sentenced to a state prison on a separate drug charge.

At the time of his arrest, police said Fitzgerald was in possesion of heroin. Police also recovered five handguns, a bulletproof vest and hollow point bullets from his apartment.

Fitzgerald is charged with selling over 4,000 bags of illegal drugs to dealers in Essex and Union Counties and various weapon offenses.

Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow commended Elizabeth Police Detective James Malone for his role in the investigation and the Union County Forensics Laboratory, which processed evidence that positively linked seized items to Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald faces life in prison if found guilty on all charges. .