Paterson police arrest two, seize $40,000 in drug money in River Street raid | Paterson Times

Paterson police arrest two, seize $40,000 in drug money in River Street raid


A man and woman were arrested for allegedly dealing drugs out of a River Street house that had three children – ages 3, 8, 9 – inside at the time of the raid, said police director Jerry Speziale.

Speziale said police confiscated $40,286 in drug money. 11 bags of marijuana, 5 baggies of cocaine, and 46 Oxy pills were recovered in the raid on May 4, 2018 at about 1:30 a.m. at 536 River Street, he said.

Rafael Rosario, 35, and Jessica Madera, 27, were arrested in the raid. Both lived on the second floor of the home, according to police.

Speziale said police are looking into relationship of the pair arrested. He said the three children, who belonged to Rosario and Madera, were turned over to a relative.

Rosario and Madera were each charged with seven drug offenses. Both were charged with endangering the welfare of the three children.

  • MarquinhoGaucho

    Why didnt they wait until the kids were in school/daycare to launch the raid knowing there were children inside? Thank God none of them got hurt.

    • John C

      Marquinho, You are such a Fing moron. Let's be considerate for the drug dealers kids by raiding the house during the day and risking the officers lives. The reason why they do it at this time is to catch them off guard and to avoid any casualties you moron.
      Maybe the drug dealers should of thought about the repercussions for their actions.
      Only an idiot like you would say something like this. Just think, these dealers might have sold drugs to your family member(s) who could have ruined their lives.
      Think before you speak. And what do you know? There of Hispanic origin. Deport them! Get them out!

      • Josey

        He is a U.S. citizen asshole. Why the fuck would they deport him. MORON.

      • MarquinhoGaucho

        Drug dealers are up usually at 1 am, especially cocaine dealers because their users do not sleep for days. I'm sure the guy would've been sleeping at 8 am when the kids had just left to school. Drug dealers do not like to get up early.. THEY'RE (not There-learn English ) might be born here or from PR-hence citizens…so deport to where? Read Gangs of New York (or watch the movie) , America was not a paradise when only whites were here…Europe didn't send over their best and brightest. They sent their poor, dirty, stupid and wretched in a social cleansing experiment, like Castro did with Mariel… The successful Europeans stayed and look they have now universal healthcare 1 month paid vacation, better food and wine.