Paterson police arrest 14 in Godwin Avenue bust, seize laser sight weapon, 800 bags of heroin | Paterson Times

Paterson police arrest 14 in Godwin Avenue bust, seize laser sight weapon, 800 bags of heroin


The police arrested 14 people in an operation on Godwin Avenue on Friday night, seizing a handgun fitted with a laser sight and an assortment of drugs, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.

Police arrested three alleged dealers and 11 buyers. Detectives identified the trio of sellers — a 16-year-old boy; Mike Jones, 29; and Pedro Santiago, 52 – using 52 Godwin Avenue as their base to deal drugs in the area.

Detectives stopped 11 of their buyers after observing hand-to-hand drug transactions. They charged Emanuel Aliotta, 37, of Pompton Plains; Randy Flemming, 27, of Pompton Plains; Klaudio Mazi, 33, of Lodi; Crystal Greene, 29, of Bloomingdale; Mark Picinich, 45, of Paterson; Amira Adem, 30, of Clifton; Carlos Woodley, 55, of Paterson; Ike Torres, 31, of Daniah, FL; Ricardo Cruz, 30, of Paterson; Emanuel Rodriguez, 33, of Paterson; and Richard Depinto, 30, of Pequannock, on drug charges.

Police then returned for the three alleged dealers. Santiago and the teen were arrested without an incident, but Jones tried to flee into the apartment.

Police raided Apartment #2 at 24 Godwin Avenue. They seized 811 glassine envelopes of heroin, 26 vials of crack cocaine, 420 grams of marijuana, 14 Xanax pills, and $1,894 in suspected drug proceeds.

Police also recovered a 9MM Taurus handgun with large capacity magazine fitted with a laser sight.

  • J. Brown.

    Now if this was a daily operation
    It "Might" make a difference.

  • John

    These charges in this city and liberal court system are considered light charges. In Other words all arrested are already out.without even having to post bail.

  • Shennette Flood

    It ; Sad they getting Younger . .SMH ,Paterson needs to do more with our youth Today ,OR we , will more children in this City on the streets trying to sell drugs. The schools need to offer more after classes Programs, ITS something how this city has change for the worse. I guess they thing by putting all these buildings in place really means something ,Only bringing more Families …Hoping our MAYOR the one that says he CARES we soon see the problem at HAND.THE TRUTH NOTHING ELSE BUT THAT,,,P.S.ONLY WAY I SEES IT..

    • DaMan

      you never mention parent of those criminals….why should city or anyone else do something that parents need to do…but they don't because they are also on corners selling drugs