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Sheriff: Three arrested in Paterson with drugs and gun

By Jonathan Greene
Published: August 14, 2019

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Three people were arrested, including a juvenile, with drugs and gun on Tuesday, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.

Carmine Romano, 19, of New City, NY; Tymare Watkins, 20, of Paterson; and a juvenile were arrested at around 2:30 p.m., authorities said.

Romano is charged with heroin, crack cocaine, and drug paraphernalia possession. Watkins is charged with four drug charges and three weapons offenses.

The juvenile was charged with drug offenses, authorities said.

Watkins was among a large group of people in the corner of Summer Street and Godwin Avenue. When detectives approached, he tried to walk away from the group, but was ordered to stop.

Watkins obeyed the order. He told officers he had a handgun. He was searched and a T.C.P. Taurus handgun was recovered along with 17 9mm rounds, one round was loaded in the chamber. 3 glassine envelopes of heroin, 5 red plastic containers of marijuana, 1 green plastic container of marijuana, 15 zip-locked baggies of marijuana, and $511 in cash was confiscated from him.

Meanwhile, detectives arrested Romano and the juvenile on Madison and 12th Avenue. Romano allegedly had 25 vials of crack cocaine and 6 glassine envelopes of heroin.


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