South Paterson drug dealer arrested, heroin, $7,000 cash confiscated | Paterson Times

South Paterson drug dealer arrested, heroin, $7,000 cash confiscated


A city man is in police custody after authorities found him dealing drugs in his South Paterson neighborhood earlier today, according to Passaic County sheriff Richard Berdnik.

Detectives from the sheriff’s office apprehended Wilfredo Lopez, 46-year-old, at around 10:40 a.m. on Friday as he was “dealing narcotics in and around his place of residence,” Berdnik said. Following the arrest officers went to Lopez’s home at 479 Main Street to execute a search.

Detectives found Lopez’ heavily pregnant girlfriend at the residence. The woman was 9-month pregnant, according to the sheriff’s office. Further search resulted in officers uncovering thousands of dollars in cash and a toy gun that resembled a real handgun.

“A search of his residence resulted in the recovery of heroin, a black “Phantom” pellet handgun and over $7,100 in cash,” Berdnik said. Lopez was charged with drug possession, intent to distributed 1,000 feet of a school, and possession of firearm for an unlawful purpose.

Lopez was out on parole, Berdnik said, over a sexual assault conviction. Detectives handed Lopez over the city’s police department for bail. Detectives determined his girlfriend was not involved in his illegal trade resulting in her release.

“This suspect brazenly sold drugs while on State Parole” Berdnik said. “I am pleased yet another drug dealer is off our streets.”

  • Ken Cole

    Please check out 318&324 apt 403 on broad way

    • http://www.facebook.com/animalabusewar Animal Abuse War

      I hope someone listens to you. there should be a text service in the city where one could leave tips for police to investigate. so tired of all the drugs,dealers & inept legal system.

  • http://www.facebook.com/animalabusewar Animal Abuse War

    I hope they hang him.they should lock up his idiotic girlfriend as well. she knew what was going on.what kind of a mother chooses to expose her kid to a role model father that's dealing drugs while on parole, for a asexual offense?yet another stupid bit*h.DYFS better keep an eye on her.with her thug dealer man locked up,who knows what pile of cr*p she'll pick to be with next.