NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Thirty-one people have been
indicted in an alleged drug ring that authorities say trafficked heroin and
crack cocaine in New Jersey State Prison in Trenton and Middlesex County.
Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa (kee-AY'-sah) announced Tuesday the
indictment includes racketeering and other charges against the alleged
ringleader and alleged members and associates of a violent Perth Amboy-based
drug network linked to the Netas (NYET'-ahs) street gang.
The 32-count indictment charges 28-year-old Danni Rivera of Rahway of leading
a narcotics trafficking network, a first-degree offense that could carry up to
life in prison.
Rivera, who is being held on $1 million bail, is also charged with
kidnapping. It's not clear if he has a lawyer.