A city man allegedly dealing drugs out of his Cliff Street residence was arrested with two guns and 117 Oxycodone pills on Thursday afternoon, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.
Jose Ramirez, 31-year-old, was arrested as a result of a two-week investigation that began with information detectives received that he was dealing drugs out of 106 Cliff Street, authorities said.
Detectives setup surveillance in the area at 3 p.m. netting one of Ramirez’s alleged customer Matthew Jugan, 29, of Fair Lawn. Ramirez (pictured) got out of his home, briefly talked with Jugan, and exchanged small items for money.
Jugan returned to his car after the alleged drug transaction and left the area. Detectives pulled him over and seized 1 zip-lock baggie of cocaine. He was arrested and charged for cocaine possession.
Jugan was released pending a court appearance.
Detectives then arrested Ramirez, searched 106 Cliff Street, and seized 117 Oxycodone Pills valued at $3,500 on the street. Detectives confiscated two fire arms — Intratec 9mm Tec-DC9 and .380 Smith & Wesson semi-automatic with 5 bullets – and seized $1,877 in suspected narcotics proceeds.
Ramirez was charged with various drug offenses. Authorities also charged him with receiving stolen property for having in possession the Smith and Wesson handgun stolen out of North Carolina in 2012. Authorities also charged him with having a high capacity magazine.
Ramirez was transported to Paterson police lockup awaiting bail, Berdnik said.