Paterson police arrest four in Oak Street drug bust | Paterson Times

Paterson police arrest four in Oak Street drug bust


The police arrested four people and seized raw heroin in a bust on Oak Street, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.

Michael T. James, 50, of Paterson; Calvin L. Wallace, 47, of Paterson; Kevin G. Thomas, 54, of Paterson; and Clarence Durham, 72, of Haledon, were arrested on various drug charges.

James was charged with eight drug offenses. Wallace was charged with two drug offenses. Thomas and Durham were each charged with drug possession. Thomas was additionally charged with a weapon offense for having a stun gun.

James was allegedly dealing drugs from his apartment at 34 Oak Street.

Police set up surveillance in the area on Thursday.

At around 11:30 a.m., James was observed exiting the apartment and going to Oak and Cedar streets to allegedly sell drugs to Wallace.

After the transaction, Wallace left the area and James returned to the apartment. Wallace was arrested on Summer and Morton streets. Wallace allegedly had 7 baggies of crack cocaine and 62 glassine envelopes of heroin.

At around 12:45 p.m., James exited the apartment. He walked to Oak and Summer streets and allegedly sold drugs to Thomas. He returned to the apartment while Thomas entered a vehicle and left the area.

Thomas was arrested at 52 Madison Street. He allegedly had 8 baggies of crack cocaine and a stun gun.

Durham was in the same vehicle with Thomas.

At around 7:20 p.m., police obtained a warrant and raided 34 Oak Street. Police seized 82 grams of raw heroin. Police said that is the equivalent of 54 bricks of heroin. A brick contains 50 packets. Police also seized 62 glassine envelopes of heroin, 15 baggies of crack cocaine, and $1,242 cash.


    LOL Black Mike still selling dope at 50 years old where Kojak at? Oh and FYI, Oak and Cedar streets do not intersect they run parallel to each other.

    • TK Kirkland

      Rap sheet longer than the Dead Sea Scrolls combined and STILL hustling for sneaker money lol

  • HankMorgan

    Oh maaan! The original OG’s!

  • John

    Problem is Paterson only has a few Narcotics officers, either they get 100 more of these officers or get help from other agencies because Paterson litterally has over a thousand drug dealers. Another problem is every liberal Democrat ran city has the same mentality Judge, so it a revolving door. Keep on voting in Democrats.

    • TK Kirkland

      John will you please shut your trap about Dems’ & Pubs’ already? Two sides of the same coin constantly flipped by so-called “elite” bankers….