Passaic County NJ “Take Back the Streets” Initiative Leads to Arrests of Heroin Dealers, Users

Passaic Heroin-thumb-250x174-27982A special operation by the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of ten (10) alleged drug dealers and drug purchasers throughout Passaic County NJ.

Giving a sense of the importance of the operation, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik referred to the initiative as “taking back the streets one dealer at a time.”

As part of the operation, Passaic County detectives focused primarily on locations in Paterson NJ. Over the course of two (2) days, detectives seized roughly 1,000 packets of heroin and more than $1,700.00 in cash.

One of the people arrested was 43-year-old Paterson resident Julio Pagan. According to police, Mr. Pagan fled the scene when approached by detectives. After Mr. Pagan was apprehended, police allegedly found in his possession 750 packets of heroin and $1,794.00 in cash.

Mr. Pagan has been charged with intent to distribute heroin.

Police also arrested three (3) juveniles for possession of marijuana. The minors were booked and then released into the custody of their parents.

For more information, check out the article entitled “Heroin Dealers, Purchasers Nabbed in Passaic Sheriff’s ‘Take Back the Streets’ Initiative.”