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Paterson police arrest 15 in Summer Street drug bust

By Jonathan Greene
Published: April 6, 2021

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The police arrested 15 people during a drug bust on Summer Street on Monday, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.

Police arrested Ronmir Jones, 22, of Paterson; Jaquan Brown, 29, of Paterson; Jamal Carter, 22, of Paterson; Jahmel R. Vaughan, 25, of Paterson; Alim Payne, 48, of Newark; Jessica L. Thomasen, 25, of Queens, NY; Tristan Rodas, 25, of Queens, NY; David G. Lucas, 37, of Jersey City; Joshua P. Palmer, 42, of Paterson; Clayton Ransaw, 58, of Paterson; Scott Arnold, 44, of Haledon; Adam M. Garcia, 29, of Hackensack; Alexander H. Gilone Jr., 68, of North Haledon; Alain Rodriguez, 41, of Paterson; and Joseph Odonits, 51, Otisville, NY, on various drug offenses.

Police seized almost 400 glassine envelopes of heroin, a loaded .40 caliber Smith & Wesson handgun, and cash. They began investigating drug dealing on Summer Street between Broadway and Hamilton Avenue that led to a raid at 236 Summer Street.

Jones, who lives at 236 Summer Street, was charged with three weapons offenses and 26 drug offenses. Brown was also charged with the same offenses.

Carter was charged with eight drug offenses and resisting arrest by flight. Vaughan was charged with eight drug offenses.

Payne, Thomasen, Rodas, Palmer, Ransaw, Arnold, Garcia, Gilone, Rodriguez, and Odonits were charged with drug possession.

Lucas was charged with possession and distribution.


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