Passaic County drug bust nets five arrests, $25,000 worth of heroin

Five men from Paterson and the Bronx were arrested on Monday and $25,000 worth of heroin was seized in a five-month long investigation into a regional heroin distribution operation that extended from Passaic County to the Bronx in New York, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Police arrested four Paterson residents — Faustino E. Acosta-Jaquez, 33; James R. Brown, 48; Tirrell Singletary, 27; Jamel Palmer, 28 – and a Bronx man — Leopoldo Abreu Evangelista, 60.

Acosta-Jaquez is charged with five drug offenses including maintaining a heroin production facility, possession, distribution, and …read more

Source: Paterson Times

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