Paterson police arrest eight, seize 400 bags of heroin and $7,822 cash in Jefferson Street raid | Paterson Times

Paterson police arrest eight, seize 400 bags of heroin and $7,822 cash in Jefferson Street raid


The police raided a house that was the center of drug dealing in a neighborhood on Monday, arresting eight people and seizing more than 400 bags of heroin and $7,822 cash, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.

Police arrested Shawnice A. Bryan, 19, of Paterson; Kenyon J. Greene, 44, of Paterson; Yasir Kenner, 25, of Paterson; Gabriel L. Calo, 25, of Wyckoff; Louis B. Jordan, 49, of Newark; Umbert Porporino, 64, of Hawthorne; Steven Lugo, 44, of Paterson; and a 16-year-old Paterson boy during the raid at 51 Jefferson Street.

Bryan, Greene, and Kenner were each charged with more than 20 drug offenses. Bryan was additionally charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. Calo was charged with four drug offenses. Jordan and Porporino were charged with drug possession. Lugo was charged with loitering to commit a drug offense. Police charged with two weapons offenses, obstructing a government function, and resisting arrest by flight.

Police had received complaints about drug dealing occurring outside of the location. Police seized 426 glassine envelopes of heroin, 45 bags and 18 vials of crack cocaine, 7 bags of marijuana, a loaded Hi-Point Model C9 handgun, and $7,822 cash during the raid.

  • basil fomme

    Mr Kenner just got out of prison in November 2020 after serving most of the last four years locked up for robbery. Former student of The Dr. Frank J Napier Academy, he joins fellow Napier Academy graduate Jamiek Williams also arrested last week on drug charges. They both played chess in elementary school perhaps they will play a game while locked up in the county as they await a multiyear bid in state lockup.

    • TK Kirkland

      Fake news. Williams has been deceased for about a year now give or take…

      • basil fomme

        This is who I am talking about.

        An alleged drug dealer was arrested in a drug bust on 21st Avenue, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.

        Jahmiek Williams, 20, of Paterson, has been charged with various drug possession and distribution offenses.

        This is from the January 9th edition of this paper.

        As soon as I saw the mugshot I knew it was him. I knew both men very well and I was saddened but not surprised they are both in the game. Remember these are charges not convictions. Both men are innocent until proven guilty.

        Were they destined to fail? I don't know for sure but I fully believe the odds were against them from day one.

  • DaMan

    I am sure those guys had no choice , them being discriminated against not given the opportunity they had no choice but to sell drugs (sarcasm)

    • TK Kirkland

      I would assume it’s pretty difficult and all when you have our CIA/DEA agencies allowing the drugs to keep pouring into the country…(non-sarcasm)

      • DaMan

        i agree with you on this one, not sure about DEA but i can definitely see it with CIA….just assumption here but i would think might also bring it in themselves. The whole system is broken and what happened not county is divided more then ever and it is getting worst. Shame. I have many friends from both sides who i argue with and them have a beer bit also lost many good friends, who are good people but got hooke dinto this new way of thinking? if you don't think like me you are wrong , bad person and we cant be friends"…shame . At the the beginning i was supporting Trump(not crazy about him but definitely better choice then Hillary) then 1 year in realized something is wrong with him. Next 4 year not better looking with this couple in charge …oh well we see what happens…