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

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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
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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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