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Paterson police raid Hopper Street apartment, seize almost 3,900 bags of heroin

By Jonathan Greene
Published: August 11, 2021

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The police arrested an alleged drug dealer and a buyer on Monday after targeting an apartment used for drug distribution.

Valerie A. Thomas, 57, of Paterson, and Tyrone R. Byard, 52, of Paterson, were arrested on various drug offenses.

Thomas was allegedly dealing drugs from the first floor of 14 Hopper Street. Police raided her apartment, seizing 3,872 glassine envelopes of heroin, 17 baggies of crack cocaine, and $4,647 in suspected drug proceeds.

Thomas has been charged with eight drug offenses. She allegedly sold two bags of heroin to Byard.

Byard has been charged with drug possession.


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