18 people were arrested on drug charges in the city from last Tuesday through Monday, according to police.
Johnny Johnson, 60, of Broadway; Johhny Petro, 29, of Delaware Avenue; Jason White, 36, of East 19th Street, were arrested on marijuana possession on September 29th, 2015, said police director Jerry Speziale.
Johnson and Petro were each charged with having two baggies of marijuana. White, the alleged dealer who sold to Johnson and Petro, was charged with having in possession 15 baggies of marijuana, said the director.
$514 in suspected drug proceeds was confiscated from White. He has been charged with possession, distribution, and intent to sell drugs in a school zone, according to police.
The next day, September 30th, 2015, police arrested Shirley A. Baucum also known as Shirley-Ann Robinson, 49, of Pearl Street; Adam Torres, 19, of Butler Street; Khadeem G. Barbour, 24, of Godwin Street; and Tredell A. Haywood, 22, of East 17th Street.
Baucum was charged with having in possession 37 glassines of heroin. Torres was charged with 64 glassines of heroin, 19 baggies of crack-cocaine. Torres was also charged with intent to distribute at a school zone.
Barbour was charged with 6 glassines of heroin, 3 baggies of crack-cocaine, and 4 baggies of marijuana. $150 in suspected drug proceeds was confiscated from Barbour.
Haywood was charged with possession of 10 zip-lock bags of marijuana at 410 10th Avenue, said the director. He was also charged with intent to sell near a school.
On Thursday, October 1st, 2015, Barry Thompson, 41, of Bloomingdale, was arrested on possession of 10 glassines of heroin and 1 plastic baggie of crack-cocaine, said the director. Thompson was arrested at 449-451 Union Avenue.
Thompson’s alleged dealer Edwin Villanueva, 22, who resides at the aforementioned Union Avenue address, was charged with having 14 glassines of heroin, 1 zip-lock baggie of marijuana.
Villanueva was charged with dealing near a school and for resisting arrest by flight, said the director.
Police also confiscated $1,700 in suspected drug proceeds from Villanueva.
On that Thursday, police also arrested a 17-year-old Paterson boy, of 14th Avenue; Ariel D. Mesa Jimenez, 35, of East 19th Street; and Luis Rodriguez, 26, of 20th Avenue.
Police also nabbed Franklin D. Minaya, 27, of Garfield, for loitering to commit a drug offense.
The teenager, Jimenez were charged with having two baggies of marijuana, said the director. Their alleged dealer Rodriguez was charged with having 9 plastic baggies of marijuana. Rodriguez has also been charged with selling near a school and a park.
$227 in suspected drug proceeds was confiscated from Rodriguez.
On Friday, October 2nd, 2015, police arrested Jonathan Carrasco, 25, of Haledon, with 17 glassines of heroin. He was arrested at 11 Park Avenue in Paterson. He was also charged with drug dealing near a school and resisting arrest by flight.
On October 4th, 2015, police arrested Damier T. Moss, 18, of 12th Avenue, with 17 baggies of marijuana. He was also charged with drug dealing near a school.
On October 5th, 2015, police arrested Karen M. Tejada, 25, of Kearney Street, for having in possession a zip-lock baggie of marijuana at 140 Sheridan Avenue.
Edwin Perez Jr., 28, of Colonial Avenue, who allegedly sold to Tejada, was arrested with 16 baggies of marijuana, 17 baggies of powder cocaine, 14 baggies (42 grams) of MDMA (Molly), and 28 Oxycodone (Endocet) pills, said the director.
Jose W. Oquendo, 29, of Passaic City, on drug charges similar to Perez’s. $646 in drug proceeds was recovered during the Sheridan Avenue bust.
“Daily efforts will continue to attack the supply and demand of the illegal drug trade in our city through community collaboration, text for tips and complaints,” said Speziale.