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Paterson police find garage filled with fireworks, $18,000 cash in Montgomery Street raid

By Jonathan Greene
Published: July 4, 2020

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The police raided a garage on Montgomery Street that was filled with fireworks on Friday night, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.

Speziale said police confiscated more than 100 commercial grade firework packages in their raid at 185 Montgomery Street at around 11:40 p.m. Each package had multiple fireworks inside, he said.

Police also recovered $18,226 and an assortment of drugs.

Jose Hernandez, 23-year-old, of Paterson, was arrested and charged with 10 drug offenses.

Hernandez allegedly had 109 grams of cocaine, 109 grams of crack cocaine, 7 marijuana vape pens, 63 Ecstasy, 153 Oxycodone, 58 Percocet, 100 Ambien, 104 Xanax pills, and 15 Suboxone strips.

Hernandez also had drug paraphernalia, police said.


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