Three people were arrested in an early Tuesday morning vehicle stop on Broadway, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.
Ronald Bacote, 27, of Paterson; Rommie Shahadeh, 26, of Elmwood Park; and Kimberly Vasquez, 25, of Carmel, NY, were arrested in a vehicle stop in the corner of Broadway and Auburn Street at around 3:37 a.m., authorities said.
The silver vehicle occupied by Shahadeh and Vasquez made a left turn to park in the corner of Fair and Auburn streets, authorities said. Authorities observed Bacote approach the parked vehicle on the driver side window to allegedly completed a drug transaction.
Authorities recovered 16 glassine envelopes of heroin from Bacote.
Berdnik said Bacote was charged with heroin possession, distribution, and distribution near a school.
Shahadeh and Vasquez were charged with loitering to commit drug offense, Berdnik said. All three were processed and released pending court appearances.