City police recovered 5,083 glassines of heroin, 220 baggies of crack-cocaine, and a loaded handgun during a major drug raid in the third floor apartment of a Mill Street home, said police director Jerry Speziale.
The Narcotics Unit conducted surveillance before raiding 183 Mill Street at about 7 p.m. on Tuesday, said the director.
32-year-old city man Glenn Urena, who resides at the building on the third floor, was arrested and charged with having in possession 5,083 glassines of heroin, 220 baggies of crack-cocaine, and a loaded 45 caliber Ruger handgun
$2,129 in suspected drug money was confiscated from Urena, said the director. Urena was also charged with various other drug offenses including dealing in a school zone. He was charged with having a weapon without a permit, having a weapon while dealing drugs, and having a weapon with a conviction.
Police also found drug paraphernalia during the raid. Urena was charged for having in possession drug paraphernalia.
“The message should be clear whether you’re inside or outside selling or facilitating legal drugs you will be captured and face swift and decisive justice,” said Speziale. “This is another example of the hard work conducted daily by the men and women of Paterson’s finest.”