PATERSON, NJ - Separate investigations by the Paterson Police Narcotics Division led to three arrests and the confiscation of various amounts of illegal drugs on Thursday, Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale announced.

According to a report, police were in the area of North Main Street and East Main Street, an area subject to complaints regarding drug distribution, when, at approximately 7:50 p.m., detectives allegedly observed Everton Evans, 20, pull up behind a vehicle and approach the driver’s side window. As detectives watched, Evans allegedly conducted what appeared to be a hand to hand transaction, exchanging several small items for currency.

The suspect then fled the area at a high rate of speed. After being pulled over Evans advised the detectives that he had drugs in the vehicle and was found to be in possession of 51 grams of marijuana.

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A further search also led to the recovery of $1756  suspected to be proceeds from drug sales.

The same day, members of the Narcotics Division conducted an investigation in the area of  Main and Grand Street. While conducting surveillance at 399 Main Street the detective are said to have observed Rahemie D. Byrd, 20,  directing Najee Daye, 27, to conduct a narcotics transaction. Daye then entered the Dominex Grocery with an unidentified male, and, upon exiting the story handed Byrd cash. 

When confronted by law enforcement Daye admitted to having loose marijuana as well as five baggies of crack cocaine. $335 in alleged drug sales proceeds was also recovered.

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