Paterson drug dealer arrested again with loaded handgun on Union Avenue | Paterson Times

Paterson drug dealer arrested again with loaded handgun on Union Avenue


A convicted felon was arrested in possession of heroin and a loaded handgun in a high-crime part of Union Avenue earlier in the month.

Julio L. Rivera, 36, is charged with three weapons and three drug offenses.

On November 3, Rivera was arrested on Jasper Street and Union Avenue at about 11:36 p.m. Police saw him adjusting a handgun on his waistband while walking across the street.

Rivera entered a double-parked vehicle. Police approached him. He was patted down and placed under arrest.

Police recovered a loaded handgun that had a 12-round magazine inside. 11 rounds were in the magazine and 1 in the chamber, according to authorities. He also had three bundles or 30 glassines of heroin.

Rivera was arrested on weapons charges in the same general area three years earlier. He was convicted on the gun charges.

Passaic County Superior Court judge Imre Karaszegi on November 10 ordered Rivera’s detention at the Passaic County Jail pending resolution of the charges.

Karaszegi said the safety of the community would be “jeopardized” by Rivera’s release.

Rivera faces a maximum of 10 years in state prison.

  • HankMorgan

    Jasper Street Posse forever!

  • John Brown

    Some never learn

  • Unc

    I grew up On Jasper by union, Always been a Shithole

  • Wanda Jackins

    We need more gun laws.

    • Unc

      Yeah lol

  • John

    No problema amigo, our Democrat Liberal system will get you out in no time, actually by the time I finish writing this you probably out already and then you can even go visit DR and live on section 8 and free Obama Care and even do whatever the F U C K you want. Welcome to America.