Sheriff: Paterson man arrested with half-ounce of cocaine in shoe box | Paterson Times

Sheriff: Paterson man arrested with half-ounce of cocaine in shoe box


A city man was arrested and charged with having half-ounce of raw cocaine in a shoe box, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.

Michael Harris, 29, was pulled over on Main Street and 20th Avenue at around 12:39 a.m. for driving without headlights. Authorities detected raw marijuana odor emanating from the vehicle.

Harris denied having any marijuana in his possession. Authorities recovered 1/2 ounce of raw cocaine from a shoe box and 100 empty baggies to package cocaine.

A plate with cocaine residue was confiscated, authorities said. Harris was charged with marijuana, cocaine possession, intent to distribute drugs, and intent to distribute 1,000 feet of a school.

The drugs seized is valued at $2,000 on the street, authorities said.

Authorities also issued two summonses for driving without headlights and operating a vehicle while in possession of drugs.

  • MarquinhoGaucho

    tHIS GUY DOESNT KNOW THE GAME VERY WELL. If you are carrying serious weight, #1) Dont be high and forget to put on your headlights, #2) Dont smoke weed in your car that is reasonable suspicion to justify the search. #3) If he has a good lawyer (like Mr yacono in 100 Hamilton Plaza saved by boy's ass) , he might be able to claim since no marijuana was found in the car, the officers knowingly said they smelt it (creating false report) in order to justify an illegal search and therefore get the conviction tossed out. All you need is 1 juror to agree with that and you get the charges dropped