Three people were arrested in a drug bust at a McBride Avenue barbershop on Thursday afternoon, said police director Jerry Speziale.
City residents Jonny Muro, 43, of Union Avenue; Richard Espinal, 45, of Caldwell Avenue; and Nilmary L. Stevens, 37, of Rossiter Avenue were busted while conducting a drug transaction at Jonny Blades Barber Shop at about 5:40 p.m., according to police.
Muro, owner of the barbershop at 207 McBride Avenue, was charged with having 1 heat sealed bag and 35 baggies of marijuana weighed more than half-pound, said police. He was charged with five drug offenses.
Muro allegedly sold 12 baggies of marijuana to Espinal and Stevens. Both alleged buyers were charged with eight drug offenses. Espinal and Stevens were also charged with having 5 baggies of cocaine, said police.
Police seized $1,047 from the three individuals. Police seized $588 from Muro, $385 from Espinal, and $74 from Stevens.
“The Paterson narcotics unit will continue to investigate all avenues of illegal drug sales in our city,” said Speziale.