Paterson NJ police officers arrested several people accused of selling heroin at a local residence.
The Paterson Police Department and the Passaic County Prosecutor s Office launched an investigation after receiving information about illegal drug activity at a house located on East 24th Street in Paterson, New Jersey.
Paterson detectives conducted surveillance on the home and reportedly observed a drug sale. Paterson NJ cops moved in an arrested two people accused of buying heroin. The suspects, an 18-year-old Pompton Plains man and a 19-year-old Pompton Plains man, were allegedly found with nine glassines of heroin with the Free El Chapo stamp. The Pompton Plains suspects were placed under arrest and charged with possession of heroin.
Paterson NJ detectives later arrested two people accused of selling the heroin. The suspects, an 18-year-old Paterson NJ man and a 32-year-old Paterson NJ man, allegedly had large quantities of heroin in their possession while being apprehended by police. The suspects were subsequently charged with distribution of heroin.
Police arrested two more people after executing a search warrant at the residence, meaning that law enforcement arrested a total of six people in connection with the drug sting. One of the suspects is a minor, so he could face juvenile drug charges.
Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale later issued a statement about the arrests and said that Paterson law enforcement is cracking down on the illegal distribution of illegal narcotics and working hard to combat this plague of opiates on Paterson streets.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “6 Busted at Drug Den Where El Chapo Heroin Was Sold, Cops Say.”