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Paterson police arrest three in Hamilton Avenue drug bust

By Jonathan Greene
Published: January 26, 2021


The police arrested three people and seized hundreds of bags of heroin in a drug bust on Hamilton Avenue, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.

Travis Johnson, 39, of Paterson; Korden Francis, 48, of Paterson; and Ashley Marte, 27, of Wayne, were charged with various drug offenses.

Johnson and Francis were each charged with 14 drug offenses. Marte was charged with heroin and crack cocaine possession.

Police arrested the trio after receiving information about alleged drug dealers from various parts of Paterson gathering outside 190 Hamilton Avenue to deal drugs. They conducted an investigation on Monday morning that led to the three arrests.

Police seized 350 glassine envelopes of heroin, 60 bags of crack cocaine, 16 vials of crack cocaine, 1 bag of marijuana, and $2,459 cash.

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