Posted Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson Jr., and Rockaway Borough Police Chief Conrad Pepperman announce the arrest of two individuals for drug-related charges in connection with the distribution of controlled dangerous substances in Rockaway Borough.Morris Prosecutor: Duo Charged With Heroin Possession and Distribution in Rockaway Borough

Natalia E. Zyga, 30, and Ryan J. Nilsen,  29, both with last known addresses in Rockaway Township, each have been charged with possession with the intent to distribute heroin, a crime of the third degree, possession of heroin, a crime of the third degree, and conspiracy to distribute heroin, a crime of the third degree.

On Monday (Dec. 3), the Morris County Prosecutor’s Major Crimes Unit, Special Enforcement Unit, and Rockaway Borough Police were conducting an ongoing investigation into the distribution of controlled substances occurring in Rockaway Borough. During the course of this investigation, Zyga and Nilsen were arrested in possession of a quantity of suspected heroin with intent to distribute it within the borough.

Morris Prosecutor: Duo Charged With Heroin Possession and Distribution in Rockaway BoroughBoth defendants were taken into custody and lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility.

Multiple law enforcement agencies have been actively involved in this investigation, including the Rockaway Borough Police Department, Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes and Special Enforcement Units.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to call the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200.

Inquiries can be directed to Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at 973-829-8159 or [email protected]