Sheriff: Three arrested on drug charges on Broadway | Paterson Times

Sheriff: Three arrested on drug charges on Broadway


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.