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Passaic Sheriff: Paterson Man Sold Oxy From Apartment

Nelson Vargas
Nelson Vargas Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy PASSAIC COUNTY SHERIFF

PATERSON, N.J. -- Passaic County sheriff's detectives busted a 52-year-old Paterson man who they said was selling Oxycodone from his apartment.

Around 6 p.m. Wednesday, "detectives observed Nelson Vargas exit his residence and enter a gray Honda Pilot and depart the area," Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik told Daily Voice on Thursday.

They stopped the vehicle and recovered five prescription pills and $1,720 in suspected drug money, the sheriff said.

A search of his residence turned up nearly 250 more illegal Oxycodone, Oxycontin and Xanax pills, he said.

The total value of the pills on the street was about $6,000, Berdnik said.

Detectives also seized $1,895 in suspected drug proceeds, he said.

Vargas faces a variety of drug charges.

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