PATERSON, NJ - An anonymous tip to a member of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office led the arrest of an alleged drug dealer in the early hours of Monday, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik.
In a statement Berdnik announced that PCSO Officer Angelo Calabro received the tip at approximately 1:50 a.m. directing him to the area of Summer Street and Hamilton Avenue.
There, he was told, he’d find Avery Young, 36, holding a clear bag that contained cocaine and heroin. Upon arrival at the scene Calabro found a man matching Young’s description who discarded a clear bag near a garbage can and began walking the opposite way when he noticed officers walking towards him.
Calabro retrieved the bag which contained 72 clear capsules that contained cocaine, and 30 glassine envelopes of heroin. Following Young’s arrest a search also revealed $649 in US currency in his sweatpants pocket suspected to be drug proceeds.
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