PATERSON, N.J. -- The Passaic County Sheriff's fugitive squad got two-for-one when detectives spotted one fugitive while taking another they'd just picked up to headquarters.
Fugitive Warrants Division Detective Cpl. Joseph Cammisa, Sgt. Rachael Garcia and Detectives Brian Weitzman, Rashedul Chowdhury and Atli Sela first grabbed 35-year-old Lyndell Myers near North Main Street in Paterson early Friday night, Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik said.
Myers, who was "sitting on a milk crate in the middle of a group," was wanted of Clinton County, NY on 14 drug-related offenses, the sheriff said.
Not even 15 minutes later, while taking Myers to their Wayne headquarters, the squad was stopped at read light when 47-year-old Gerald Cody of Paterson came walking down Haledon Avenue and crossed North Main Street, Berdnik said.
Cody, who owes $80,723 in child support, was being sought after he eluded police in a stolen car on July 14, the sheriff said.
Both men were being held in the Passaic County Jail. Extradition proceedings were being arranged for Myers.
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