Two drug dealers arrested on Auburn Street | Paterson Times

Two drug dealers arrested on Auburn Street


Two drug dealers, who were often seen hanging around the corners near Broadway and Auburn Street, have been arrested by the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office.

Tyrone Compton, 35, was witnessed by local residents to be loitering on the streets near Broadway and Auburn Street at strange hours with the purpose to distribute illegal drugs. After seeing Mr Compton contributing to the drug problem in the city, a concerned citizen, sent a tip to the sheriff’s office, after which authorities setup surveillance in the area.

The tipster described the drug dealer as an African-American male, bald, in his 30s, and someone who was dealing drugs in that location on a “daily basis”. As detectives kept an eye out for a bald fellow, they also found another man, Grady Coleman, 47, loitering in the same area with the possible intent to a controlled dangerous substances offense, “CDS offense”.

Both Mr Coleman and Compton were arrested by detectives on Wednesday; Mr “was in possession of 45 small plastic baggies of crack cocaine marked with “8 Ball,” according to the sheriff’s office. Both have been charged with various offenses.