According to authorities, the raid occurred around 7:00 p.m. at a home located on 12th Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey. The raid was carried out by several law enforcement agencies, including the Paterson Police Narcotics Division, the Paterson Gang Violence Interdiction Unit, and the Paterson Emergency Response Team.
During the raid, Paterson police allegedly found several packages of illicit narcotics and two guns: a defaced semi-automatic handgun and a 20-gauge sawed-off shotgun.
The four suspects arrested at the scene include a 54-year-old Paterson man, a 43-year-old Paterson man, a 33-year-old Paterson man, and a 46-year-old Connecticut man.
The other two Paterson suspects were also charged with cocaine possession and marijuana possession.
The Connecticut suspect has been charged with illegal possession of a handgun because police allegedly discovered him in possession of a loaded .380-caliber semi-automatic gun. According to law enforcement, the handgun was defaced.
After the arrests were made, the Paterson police director said that the police department will be targeting individuals who distribute illegal drugs and guns in Passaic County, NJ.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Guns, Drugs Recovered in Paterson Police Raid.”