The police conducted a bust on 16th Avenue that yielded three arrests, drugs, and a handgun on Thursday, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.
Lamir Murray, 26, of Paterson; Tariq Holly, 29, of Passaic City; Yamil Egipciaco, 35, of Paterson, were arrested in the operation on 16th Avenue between East 18th Street and Rosa Parks Boulevard at 6 p.m.
Murray and Holly were charged with numerous drug offenses. Holly was additionally charged with weapons offenses. Egipciaco was charged with drug possession.
Police seized a bottle of PCP, 36 grams; a cigarette dipped in PCP; and 25 bags of marijuana.
Holly tried to flee from police, but could not escape. A SCCY CPX-1 9mm handgun loaded with 7 rounds was seized from him.
Police also recovered $1,192 cash.