Paterson Police raided a local residence, seizing cocaine, heroin, marijuana, prescription drugs, and drug processing materials before arresting 6 individuals, 4 of whom are suspected drug dealers and 2 of whom are alleged buyers.
Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale announced the aforementioned raid, which was conducted at a house on Chestnut Street in Paterson’s 5th Ward at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 7th.
Narcotics detectives were reportedly conducting surveillance on the residence after receiving multiple complaints from neighbors. Upon searching the premises, they discovered 31 grams of cocaine, 125 grams of marijuana, 14 Oxycodone pills, and 4 packets of heroin. They also seized drug processing materials, specifically, stamps, scales, sealers, glassines packets, and a cutting agent.
6 suspects were arrested in connection with the raid, one of whom is 23-year-old Jesus Martinez, who is now facing charges for 24 different drug offenses, including first degree charges for maintaining or operating a controlled dangerous substance production facility.
3 other male Paterson residents, including 23-year-old Ramon Then, 19-year-old Michael Cabrera, and 28-year-old Denis Rojas, are also charged with 18 drug crimes, as suspected drug dealers. 2 others, 22-year-old Damier Hansford and 23-year-old Joel Rosa, were charged with marijuana possession, as alleged buyers. Rosa also was charged with resisting arrest.
Lastly, police said that the raid occurred within 1,000 of a school zone and less than 500 feet from a public park, meaning that the defendants may also be facing charges for separate drug offenses, one involving controlled dangerous substances (CDS) in a school zone and the other involving drug offenses within 500 feet of certain public property.
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