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Sheriff: Paterson man arrested on Grand Street with drugs

By Jonathan Greene
Published: May 7, 2018

Welling-Bautista

A city man was arrested on Grand Street with heroin and crack cocaine on Saturday evening, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.

Welling Bautista, 19-year-old, allegedly conducted a hand-to-hand drug transaction with an unidentified male.

Bautista tried to hide from the officer by entering inside the Mi Pueblo Grocery store. Officer Todd Vitiello followed him in and placed him under arrest.

Authorities said Bautista volunteered 8 bundles, 4 glassines of heroin, and 7 yellow baggies of crack cocaine.

Bautista had $500 in drug proceeds, authorities said. He was given over to officer Rey Hernandez.

Bautista was charged with six drug offenses.


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