- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - State authorities say four members of a northern New Jersey family have been indicted on charges they ran a heroin and cocaine mill from their home.

The defendants - 44-year-old Jose Correa; his 43-year-old wife, Santa Lantigua; their son, 21-year-old Alfred Lantigua de la Cruz, and Lantigua’s 25-year-old brother, Siamel Perez, all of Elizabeth - face conspiracy, money laundering and drug charges in the 10-count indictment made public Tuesday.

Correa was also charged with tampering with evidence for allegedly flushing heroin down a toilet when state police executed a search warrant at their home in February. Authorities allegedly found drug paraphernalia and related items and seized $24,070 in cash and five vehicles.

It was not known Tuesday if any of the defendants have retained an attorney.


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