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Paterson police seize loaded handgun and drugs from Question Mark bar

By Jonathan Greene
Published: July 7, 2019

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The police raided the Question Mark bar on Van Houten Street early Saturday morning, seizing a handgun and an assortment of drugs, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.

Police arrested two people, including one bar employee, after finding a Ruger handgun loaded with seven rounds behind the counter, 89 Oxycodone and Ecstasy pills, and five grams of marijuana.

$802 in suspected drug proceeds was seized, police said.

Police conducted an inspection of the bar at 20 Van Houten Street at around 12:30 a.m. in response to significant amount of quality-of-life complaints, including the business selling liquor afterhours, from area residents.

The Question Mark was allegedly selling hard liquor to people after 10 p.m., police said. Police confiscated $7,890 from the illegal sale of alcohol after hours.

16 criminal complaints and 4 liquor license violations were issued. Police did not disclose the names of the two people arrested, but the individuals were charged with drugs and weapons offenses.


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