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

By Jonathan Greene
Published: September 19, 2016

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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.


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