The police raided a drug production facility on Wednesday afternoon, arresting three boys and a man, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.
John Brown, 22, of Paterson; 16-year-old Paterson boy; 17-year-old Paterson boy; and a 16-year-old East Orange boy, were charged with various drug offenses.
Brown has been charged with 10 drug offenses, including maintaining a drug production facility at 218 17th Avenue and employing juveniles during a drug scheme. He was allegedly using the boys to further his drug operation.
Brown was also charged with two weapons offenses. He allegedly had a Sig Sauer P226 9mm handgun.
The three boys were each charged with five drug offenses, police said.
Police seized 160 glassine envelopes of heroin, 1 sandwich bag of MDMA, 8 vials and 1 plastic bag of crack cocaine, and 1 bag of marijuana.
Police also confiscated a scale, packaging material, stamps, and ink pads, items that are used package drugs for street distribution.
Police seized $676 cash from Brown.