Three people were arrested in two separate drug busts on Monday, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.
Jefferson Dotel-Reyes, 28; Jose Mercedes, 31; and Andres Vazquez, 39, all of Paterson, were arrested and charged with various drug offenses.
Dotel-Reyes and Mercedes were each charged with four drug possession and distribution offenses.
Police arrested them at around 8:03 p.m. in the area of Market Street and 20th Avenue with 46 Percocet pills. Police seized $235 cash from Dotel-Reyes and another $149 from Mercedes.
Vazquez was arrested and charged with eight drug offenses in the area of Park Avenue and Carroll Street at around 8:26 p.m. He allegedly had 1 marijuana jar, 2 pre-rolled marijuana cigars, and 1 bottle of Promethazine.
Police seized $611 in suspected drug proceeds from Vazquez.