Paterson police seize 5,182 packets of heroin, handgun, and $4,800 cash in East 27th Street raid | Paterson Times

Paterson police seize 5,182 packets of heroin, handgun, and $4,800 cash in East 27th Street raid


The police arrested seven people in a drug bust on East 27th Street that yielded 5,182 glassine envelopes of heroin, a handgun, and $4,863 in cash, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.

Ernesto Regalado, 24, of Paterson; Jose Classen, 24, of Lodi; Nick Colon, 38, of Paterson; Kelsi Beadle, 21, of Teaneck; Juan Carlos Regalado, 20, of Paterson; George Love, 39, of Paterson; and Andrew Mcallister, 27, of Paterson, were charged with various drug offenses.

The two Regalados, Classen, Colon, and Beadle were also charged with weapons offenses.

Police set up surveillance outside 634 East 27th Street at around 7:10 p.m. on Monday after receiving complaints of drug activity tied to the house. Love and Mcallister were allegedly observed purchasing heroin from the location.

Police arrested Love with 20 glassine envelopes of heroin and Mcallister with 162 packets. Police then raided the house, seizing the heroin, cash, and a Hi-Point Model CF380 .380 handgun.

Police also seized 29 Percocet pills, 2 bags of marijuana, and 8 hollow point rounds.

The Regalados reside at 634 East 27th Street, police said.

“The warning should be loud and clear, illegal drugs will be vigorously pursued in Paterson and you will be arrested and prosecuted,” Speziale said.

  • Paterson Resident

    Bs. There are still drug activities going on at park ave, north main, market st, 10th ave, rosa parks, 17th ave and other place and you guys choose not to stop it. You guys will not stop it. You guys have the power to clear the streets and choose not to. We aren't fools.

    • DANNY cee

      Its because the people in those areas don't care also bro. No one calls in about drug dealing going on. Paterson is becoming a wasteland. Only the other areas that border other towns are good for now. inner Paterson is gone down the toilet.