A man and woman were arrested in the Heights yesterday in connection with the sale of methamphetamines, also known as “meth” or “crystal meth.”
According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Lynnette Lipinski, 39, of Jersey City, and Husam Fooda, 36, of East Elmhurst, New York, were arrested at a residence on Sherman Avenue.
During the course of the investigation, over 450 grams of methamphetamine were recovered, with a street value of approximately $6,000.
The investigation was carried out jointly by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force and the United States Postal Inspection Service.
The two are each charged with one count of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Methamphetamine).
They were taken to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending their first court appearances.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Narcotics Task Force and the United States Postal Inspection Service with the investigation and arrests.
According to the Drug Policy Alliance, “Methamphetamine, also known as meth, crystal meth, crystal, tina, or crank, is a stimulant that affects the central nervous system, producing feelings of euphoria and increased energy. It is normally in the form of a white powder that has no smell and tastes bitter. Methamphetamine can also appear in a semi-transparent crystallized form, or in pill form made from compressed powder.”
Methamphetamine was featured in the award winning AMC series Breaking Bad. In it, the protagonist played by Brian Cranston decides to produce and distribute crystal meth to secure his family’s financial future before he dies.