Six alleged drug dealers, two buyers arrested in Paterson drug bust | Paterson Times

Six alleged drug dealers, two buyers arrested in Paterson drug bust


The police arrested six alleged drug dealers and two buyers in a bust on Summer Street, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.

Police identified the alleged dealers as Leah Mallon, 29; Ronmir Jones, 20; Jordan White, 25; Jamel Bethea, 31; Qashone Brooks, 31; Merciful Parks, 26, all of Paterson.

Police identified the buyers as Jason Riabaudo, 44, of Lodi; and Brielle Roth, 31, of Ridgefield Park.

Authorities set up surveillance in the area of 239 Summer Street to catch the alleged drug dealers and buyers on Friday in response to complaints.

Police said the alleged dealers were working together to sell drugs.

Police seized 236 glassine envelopes of heroin and $489 in drug proceeds in the bust.

Riabaudo allegedly bought 10 bags of heroin from the dealers and Roth bought 3 bags. Both buyers were charged with drug possession.

The dealers were each charged with numerous drug offenses, police said.

  • TK Kirkland

    Bergen County citizens can’t get enough of Passaic County drugs!

    • bigron

      Yes, tourism will bring revenue to Paterson.

      • HankMorgan

        T is looking for cross dressers. I wondered why he showed up here.

    • HankMorgan

      Thanks for your insightful take on this issue! You must have been MIA during the last thirty years. These drugs are killing your homies as much as they are addicts from the plushier suburbs surrounding the city.
      Do you have any real insight into this horrific problem? Or do you just find this fodder for your pathetic, glib, arrogant, condescending, ignorant, cruel, lame sense of humor?

  • John

    Sellers all Black or Hispanic. Buyers 99% White. Why?

    • TK Kirkland

      All??? lol Don’t be so naive. Plenty of white dealers esp in the burbs. My niece gives me all the dirt from her school…

      • HankMorgan

        Heh heh. What do you “know” about white people? I mean, aside from what your niece tells you, Master of Universal Knowledge. Do even have a high school diploma? Not GED?

      • John

        oh yea so many White drug dealers. Idiot.

  • HankMorgan

    Are you looking for cross dressers?

  • HankMorgan

    You know, man, all you got is hate. Women, white people, Jews. I’m ashamed I’ve entertained your ignorance for so long here.