PATERSON, NJ - An April 29 traffic stop of a car with an expired Rhode Island license plate led to the arrest of a 30-year-old Paterson man and the confiscation of a large quantity of illegal drugs, according to Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale.

Speziale reported that the stop came at approximately 8:40 p.m. when Officer J. Burgos was on patrol in the area of Straight Street and Market Street and allegedly saw the driver ignore a traffic signal.

Upon stopping the vehicle, and with the assistance of Officer J. Scharon who was also on patrol in the area, Burgos identified the driver as Rayvon Wilson who told the officer that he did not have a driver’s license. 

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While further investigating, Burgos said, he observed in plain view a small ziploc bag in the vehicle containing smaller bags of a white powdery substance the officer believed to be crack cocaine, causing him to remove the suspect from the vehicle to be taken into custody for possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

A further search of the vehicle is said to have yielded an additional four ziploc bags containing a total of 27 smaller bags of a white powdery substance believed to be crack cocaine, seven bricks of heroin containing a total of approximately 350 packets. 

Wilson was transported to Paterson police headquarters for processing and charged with the following crimes: Possession of alleged heroin, Possession of alleged crack cocaine, Possession with intent to distribute heroin and crack cocaine, Possession with intent to distribute 1000 feet from a school and various motor vehicle violations.

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