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West Caldwell woman arrested on drug charges napping in Paterson, authorities

By Jonathan Greene
Published: August 14, 2016

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A 26-year-old Essex County woman was arrested on drug charges when authorities spotted her napping inside a car in Paterson with various drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle in plain view, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.

Alexis Depalma, 26-year-old, of West Caldwell, was arrested for having drug paraphernalia, 4 bags of crack cocaine, and 1 bundle of heroin on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

Depalma was found slumped over the steering wheel on 8th Avenue and East 28th Street at 2:20 p.m. by detective Americo Escobar and officer Joseph Royce. She was woken up. She told Escobar and Royce she was taking a nap inside the car, Berdnik said.

“Individuals need to realize, if they come to Passaic County for the purpose of buying or selling drugs, they will be arrested,” Berdnik said.


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