Paterson drug dealer faces 10 years in state prison | Paterson Times

Paterson drug dealer faces 10 years in state prison


A city man was found guilty of dealing drugs on Rosa Parks Boulevard by a jury on Monday, according to authorities.

Tyian Edwards, 32-year-old, was convicted on four drug related offenses including possession and distribution. He faces a maximum of 10 years in state prison, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Detectives charged Edwards with drug offenses when he was seen reaching into his waistband and handing a woman baggies of marijuana stamped with a black eight ball in exchange for paper currency in the area of 50-52 Rosa Parks Boulevard on April 3, 2014 at around 2:44 p.m.

Police found him with 15 baggies of marijuana stamped with a black eight ball and $175 in cash, authorities said. The woman was found with two baggies of marijuana bearing the same stamp just a block away from School 10.

Edwards is being held at the Passaic County Jail pending sentencing on March 10, 2017 before New Jersey Superior Court Judge Joseph Portelli.

  • Dominick Perez

    Wow ten years for selling a few bags of pot?

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  • GoHardbrim62

    Wow 10yr for 20 something bags of weed.

  • MarquinhoGaucho

    Though I don't agree with this just for weed. This was his 4th offense.You cant do the time dont do the crime

    • Dominick Perez

      It doesn't matter if it was his 100th offense. The punishment should fit the crime, ten years for a few bags of pot is cruel and unusual punishment. It's legal in several states.

      • MarquinhoGaucho

        yeah but you don't know what his priors are for. I think we should do the Uruguayan model myself. It seems that legalization is becoming a money grab for the corporations instead of being a cottage industry for the dying middle class as it was supposed to be.

  • Danny Dfab

    Its so fucked up how the system works, How is he facing 10years for a couple of bags of cannabis.. He may have a prior record etc and its still not right, especially in these years of legalization.. Might not be legal in NJ but it will be soon, now that the country is noticing that there's nothing wrong with it.. I guess dealing cannabis is far worst of a crime than police officers killing another innocent human..
    Crazy how a cannabis dealer can get multiple years in jail for selling something that the earth produces but an officer can kill innocent people and get rewarded with leave pay (No jail at all).. Its just not right.. Its 2017 and people are getting tired, the government needs to stop the bullshit before the citizens decide to say the hell with the system..

    • Quote Investments LTD.

      or white boys raping bitches and getting 3 weeks probation and community service

  • Dominick Perez

    I see they deleted my comment about our distinguished Senator Menendez who's on trial for corruption, and will get way less than ten years if he's even convicted.