Three alleged drug dealers and two buyers were arrested in a drug bust at a 10th Avenue home on Thursday afternoon that resulted in the seizure of 1,410 glassines of heroin and $7,474 cash, said police director Jerry Speziale.
Police arrested two Franklin and three Paterson residents at the bust at 472 10th Avenue at about 12:58 p.m.
Buyers arrested were John Siciliato, 36, and Maomi D. Lasane, 33, both of Franklin. Sellers charged were city residents Divante M. Lamberth, 24, of 10th Avenue; Tydis Robertson, 22, of Madison Avenue; and Ramir Harmon, 20, of East 16th Street.
The sellers were charged with having 1,410 glassines of heroin and selling 50 to the out-of-town buyers. Police raided the home as part of their effort targeting outside buyers.
“Over the past week the division has made substantial cases truly impacting those involved with illegal drugs,” said Speziale. “We will continue to combat the opiates destroying our community and hold those involved with illegal drugs responsible.”