ELIZABETH, N.J. — The top two leaders of a drug ring whose arrests led to the seizure of heroin with an estimated street value of more than $3 million are now headed to state prison.
Union County prosecutors say 38-year-old William Camino received a 15-year sentence Friday, while 37-year-old Yakin “Yaya” Bryant got an 11-year term. The sentenced were made public Monday.
Authorities say they seized the heroin and dismantled two fully functional, high-volume heroin mills in Linden and Union Township when the pair were arrested in November 2014. They also seized more drugs from two locations in Elizabeth.
Both men had pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges of racketeering and possession of heroin with the intent to distribute. Twelve other people have also pleaded guilty.