Paterson police arrest four in separate drug busts | Paterson Times

Paterson police arrest four in separate drug busts


The police arrested four people in two separate drug busts on Monday, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.

Shaun Alexander, 29, of Irvington; Startasha Clarke, 23, of Paterson; Kareem Cauthen, 40, of Paterson; and Doug Slate, 45, of Bloomfield were charged with various drug offenses.

Police arrested Alexander and Clarke at 495 Ellison Street at around 11:40 a.m.  Police seized 38 vials of crack cocaine, 5 baggies and 1 burnt marijuana cigar, and 10 glassine envelopes of heroin.

Alexander and Clarke were each charged with nine drug offenses.

Police arrested Cauthen and Slate at 49 North Main Street at around 12:44 p.m. Police seized 36 glassine envelopes of heroin.

Cauthen was charged with seven drug offenses and Slate was charged with heroin possession. Police recovered $624 in suspected drug proceeds from Cauthen.