Sheriff: Alleged drug dealer arrested in 6th Ward, $16,500 confiscated | Paterson Times

Sheriff: Alleged drug dealer arrested in 6th Ward, $16,500 confiscated


A Parsippany man was arrested on Monday with 750 glassine envelopes of heroin in the 6th Ward, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.

Ricky Moncion, 33-year-old, was arrested on drug charges following a surveillance operation, authorities said. Detectives observed Moncion as he exited his 2003 Lexus in the 6th Ward. He entered a black Range Rover occupied by Edwin Acosta, 33, of Woodland Park.

Authorities said the 750 glassines valued at $3,000 was recovered from Moncion’s trunk.

Detectives located $16,530 inside a shoe box in the back seat of Acosta’s vehicle, Berdnik said.

“The large quantity of money found in the rear of Acosta’s vehicle was seized, as suspected proceeds from illegal activity and the 33 year old male was released at this time pending further investigation, additional charges are possible,” Berdnik said.

Moncion was transported to city police holding cell pending bail, authorities said. Acosta was not charged, authorities said.

Acosta was brought into headquarters for further investigation. Berdnik said charges are possible against Acosta.

“Earlier this week, Sheriff’s Officers arrested three non Passaic County residents on narcotic related charges,” Berdnik said. “This arrest should once again send a clear message, if you come into Passaic County to buy or sell drugs, you will be arrested.”

Jay Rahman contributed to this story.