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Investigation by Paterson Police Leads to Three Arrests, Confisication of Guns and Narcotics

An arrest by the Passaic County Sheriff's Office earlier in the week led to the recovery of drugs and a handgun. This arrest, by the Paterson Police Department, took three more guns off the streets. Credits: Passaic County Sheriff’s Office

PATERSON, NJ- An investigation started in December by the Paterson Police Department’s Narcotics Bureau led a raid of 958 Madison Avenue on Friday night yielding three arrests and the confiscation of 21 grams of cocaine, 3 handguns, and ammunition.

According to a statement by Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale the three arrested, Daniel Villa, aka “Flaco”, Eugenio Javier, and Erika Vega, are all Paterson residents and have all been charged with a number of crimes including Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Maintaining a Drug Manufacturing Facility, and possession of the weapons.

“I am proud of the tireless efforts displayed by the men and women in their goal of making a safer city,” stated Speziale after the arrests. “We will leave no stone unturned in making a drug free Paterson.”

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