Police arrested 11 people in their weekly drug sweep throughout the city, said police director Jerry Speziale.
Speziale said police confiscated $1,003 in cash, 71 glassines of heroin, 8 baggies of powdered cocaine, 2 baggies of crack-cocaine, and 1 baggie of synthetic marijuana from November 29th through December 5th, 2016.
City residents arrested were Troy T. Cox, 55, of Governor Street; Kerstonya R. Borden, 49, of North 6th Street; 17-year-old boy; 17-year-old girl; 17-year-old girl; Alexis Cotty, 21, of 17th Avenue; Luis Vega, 29, of Pearl Street; Jose A. Ruiz, 19, of East 24th Street; Luis H. Santos aka “Chino,” 43, of Ward Street; and Joselito Rodriguez aka “Lucho,” 37, of Market Street.
Also arrested was Meghan Romano, 36, of Little Falls.
Cox and Borden were arrested on Governor and Carroll Streets on November 29th, 2016.
Police charged Cox with having 38 glassines of heroin and intent to deal and deal close to School 6. Borden was charged with loitering to commit a drug offense, said police.
$193 was seized from Cox.
The three 17-year-olds were arrested at 150 Park Avenue, Eastside High School. Police said the 17-year-old boy sold a bag of synthetic bag of marijuana to the two girls on November 30th, 2016.
Police charged with boy with three drug offenses while the other two were charged with possession of a bag of marijuana.
Vega, Cotty, Ruiz, Romano, Santos, and Rodriguez were arrested on December 5th, 2016 at 13 Rose Street.
Cotty was charged with having 2 baggies of marijuana.
Vega and Ruiz were charged with having 20 baggies of marijuana. Both were also charged with intent to deal and intent to deal close to Eastside High School and Roberto Clemente Park.
Ruiz was additional charged with having 2 baggies of crack-cocaine.
Romano and Santos were charged with having 33 glassines of heroin and 2 baggies of powdered cocaine, said police.
Rodriguez was arrested on 15 drug offenses. He allegedly sold to Romano and Santos. He was charged with having 33 glassines of heroin, 8 baggies of cocaine, and 5 bags of marijuana, said police.
$810 was seized from Rodriguez, said police.
“Buy, sell or use Paterson for illegal drugs and face swift and decisive action.” said Speziale.