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Sheriff apprehends bicycling suspect with heroin, crack cocaine

By Jonathan Greene
Published: January 8, 2015


Authorities arrested a suspected drug dealer bicycling through North Main and Jefferson streets on Tuesday afternoon, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.

The suspect, Brian Ellison, was observed riding through the intersection on a bicycle at around 4:44 p.m. on Tuesday with a large set of bolt cutters around his neck, authorities said.

Sheriff’s Officers Eric Fajardo and Jose Rosado who were patrolling the area ordered Ellison top stop. As officers approached Ellison was seen dropping “several objects to the ground,” Berdnik said.

The officers found the dropped objects to be 55 glassine envelopes of heroin and two small zip lock baggies containing crack cocaine. Authorities estimate the street value of the drugs at $600.

Ellison was charged with possession of drugs, possession with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school. He was also found to have an outstanding $1,450 warrant, Berdnik said.

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