PATERSON, NJ - A 22-year old Paterson man fumbled with his keys, dropped what Detectives from the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Narcotics recognized as a bundle of heroin, and, when law enforcement starting approaching, fled on foot through several backyards discarding 450 glassine envelopes of heroin with an estimated street value of about $3200.

While Wedderburn temporarily avoided apprehension, according to Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik, detectives and uniformed officers from the Passaic County Sheriff’s Patrol Division went to his home at 405 15th Street where they were met by an allegedly unruly Orret T. McBean, 27. McBean “responded with aggressive gestures and attempted to humiliate the officers in public,” and claimed that Wedderburn was not in the residence. The suspect's mother, however, advised officers that he was in fact inside the residence and escorted them inside where the arrest was made.

Wedderburn was charged with numerous counts including possession of controlled dangerous substances with the intent to distribute and lodged at the Passaic County Jail while McBean was charged with hindering apprehension and released.

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