Paterson police arrest three, seize drugs, weapon in 16th Avenue bust | Paterson Times

Paterson police arrest three, seize drugs, weapon in 16th Avenue bust


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.

  • TK Kirkland

    I knew it. Recent articles with weird criminal behavior…must be the angeldust…

  • Paterson Resident

    What about Park ave and 17th ave. Aren't you guys gonna shut it down? We saw the cops walking for only one day. Doesn't make sense. The gas station at park ave and east 22nd is where they need to be and 17th ave and east 27-28. How can these guys sell drugs in the open as if what they are doing is legal. How does PPD and the mayor allow this? If i was running the city there would not be anyone hanging out on the corner or playing dominos on the sidewalks. Disgrace and then you want help from the public. Help for what? To see what's in front of you guys?

    • John

      What you described it what a Democrat ran city is all about. HISPANIC DEMOCRATS FOR TRUMP

  • John

    We're these young fine black men targeted because they were black? Good attorney defense.