Detectives searched an apartment on Mill Street after gaining access through use of “knock and talk” technique on Tuesday seizing 1.3 pounds of raw cocaine, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.
Maximo Taveras, 56, of Paterson, allowed detectives inside his first-floor apartment at 85 Mill Street.
Detectives searched Taveras’s residence and a connecting storage room recovering 610 grams or 1.3 pounds of raw cocaine, 117 grams of marijuana, and 32 Xanax pills.
Authorities confiscated items used to measure and package drugs. Two digital scales, unused vacuum sealed bags, and empty zip-lock baggies.
Detectives confiscated a drug ledger as well, Berdnik said. He said $1,963 in cash was seized from the apartment.
Taveras was placed under arrest and taken to the Passaic County Jail. He was charged with 11 drug offenses.
Berdnik said the cocaine is worth $24,000 and the marijuana another $3,000.