The police arrested an alleged drug dealer and two of his customers during a bust on East 12th Street on Friday, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.
Jerome W. Potts, 35, of Paterson; Thomas F. Disken, 59, of Ringwood; and Joseph Ward, 53, Elmwood Park, were arrested in the bust at 71 East 12th Street.
Police set up surveillance outside the house at around 11:45 a.m. after getting information Potts was dealing drugs outside the location.
Potts was observed selling to both Disken and Ward.
Disken was arrested with 8 vials of crack cocaine. Ward was arrested with 3 vials of crack cocaine, police said. Both were charged with drug possession.
Police raided Potts’s apartment on the first floor of 71 East 12th Street at around 4:40 p.m., seizing 254 glassine envelopes of heroin and drug paraphernalia.
Potts was charged with 12 drug offenses. Police seized $948 in suspected drug proceeds from him.