Woman with $160,000 worth of heroin, fentanyl arrested in Paterson, sheriff says | Paterson Times

Woman with $160,000 worth of heroin, fentanyl arrested in Paterson, sheriff says


A woman was arrested on Belmont Avenue carrying $160,000 worth of heroin and fentanyl in a shopping bag on Monday night, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.

Authorities charged Yakania Polanco with drug possession, intent to distribute, intent to distribute near a park, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Detectives were waiting for Polanco outside of Belmont Liquors at 146 Belmont Avenue at around 7:52 p.m. after receiving information of a woman transporting drugs in a white BMW. Her vehicle was parked in front of the liquor store.

Polanco exited the vehicle with a large blue and white shopping style bag. Detectives stopped her and asked what was inside the bag.

“Something illegal,” Polanco allegedly answered.

Detectives opened the bag and found several vacuum sealed bags containing a white powdery substance. 2.406 kilograms of suspected heroin and fentanyl were inside the vacuum sealed and sandwich type bags. There was also a scale and glassine envelopes for packaging heroin.

Berdnik said estimated street value of the drugs is $160,000.

  • Albert De Jesus


    • Leo Sanchez

      She will turn to cheesy and give the big fish

  • MarquinhoGaucho


  • Miss jamaica

    This is a dangerous person on our street.
    There is no need for bail reform in this case.

    • aLdo

      lol dangerous …

      • Miss jamaica

        I am not laughing
        She is a very dangerous person to our city and should stay in jail
        Please read the statistics and what is being done to our kids on these streets.
        Read the death rate, the OD number increase every year.
        We can laugh out loud to crime like these.
        Before you reply google the dead’s rate cause by drugs. And then we can start a very serious conversation.
        I am not laughing out loud it real.
        Let continue to pray to our children so that they will stay clear of these criminals.
        Pray also for strong parent to guide these kids .
        I will never laugh out loud.

  • John Brown

    Just how much of the Drugs did the Police keep.for themselves.