A city man was arrested and 251 Oxycodone, Oxycontin, and Xanax pills were seized on Thursday evening, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.
Nelson Vargas, 52, allegedly distributed pills from 377 East 19th Street in Paterson, revealed a two-week drug investigation.
Detectives moved in on him at 6 p.m. as he got out of his house and got into a gray Honda Pilot. He departed in the car and was pulled over. Detectives found 5 Oxycodone pills and $1,720 in suspected drug proceeds.
Detectives searched Vargas’s home and seized 246 Oxycodone, Oxycontin, and Xanax pills. $1,895 was seized from his home.
In total $3,615 was seized from Vargas. Pills seized in the bust are estimated to be worth $6,000 on the street, authorities said.
Vargas was charged with four drug related offenses, authorities said. He is being held at Paterson cellblock awaiting bail.