PATERSON, NJ - An investigation into possible narcotics activity at 83 Auburn Street led to a raid and five arrests Monday. According to Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale the action came as a result of multiple complaints.

After arresting two alleged buyers, detectives attempted to arrest the seller, later identified as Jack Raines. As police approached, Raines, the report reads, fled into the building before entering an apartment. Once inside police also found another individual, identified as Alquan Martin. 

A search of the apartment is said to have turned up additions drugs, a handgun, and $1169 in cash.

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Arrested for allegedly purchasing the illegal narcotics were:

  • Michael Robinson, 37, Wayne
  • Thomas Figueroa, 54, Passaic
  • Gabriel Abatangelo, 29, Clifton

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