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Paterson Drug Sweep Nets 35 Arrests

Jaquwane Gray
Jaquwane Gray Photo Credit: Courtesy of Passaic County Prosecutor's Office

PATERSON, N.J. — A three-week drug investigation in Paterson led to 35 arrests, authorities said.

Most of the people arrested Wednesday were buyers, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and acting Paterson Police Chief William Fraher said on Friday.

Also arrested was Jaquwane Gray, 39, of Paterson, who was accused of running the drug ring on Broadway in the Fourth Ward.

Up to 50 people were seen briefly going to 221 Broadway within an hour and knocking on the door while outside lookouts watched for police, Valdes and Fraher said. The lookouts used walkie-talkies to tell Gray a "customer" was outside, they said.

Gray was charged with drug and weapons offenses, Valdes and Fraher said.

Five people were charged with obstruction, including:

  • Calvin Pagan, 54, of Paterson
  • Ethel Bailey, 42, of Paterson
  • Dyrick Smith, 54, of Paterson
  • Keisha Holly, 42, of Paterson
  • Casey James, 26, of Paterson

Authorities charged 28 people with wandering, remaining in or prowling public places with the purpose of obtaining or selling controlled substances:

  • Darrell Adamson, 50, of Paterson
  • Ryan Bayuk, 21, of Paterson
  • Frank Belsky, 42, of Paterson
  • Thomas Boykin, 55, of Paterson
  • David Cambell, 50, of Paterson
  • Victoria Danzy, 53, of Paterson
  • John Fatts, 47, of Paterson
  • Andrew Felmore, 46, of Haskell
  • Jeanine Frederick, 27, of Paterson
  • Rita Gram, 54, of Paterson
  • Jasmine Greene, 28, of Paterson
  • Andrew Harin, 38, of Denville
  • Catherine Hubert, 33, of Oradell
  • Gerardo Larussa, 52, of Hackensack
  • Raymond Ledbetter, 48, of Paterson
  • Jose Lopez, 32, of Prospect Park
  • Schmon Lovelace, 46, of Paterson
  • Fernando Marzam-Guzman, 22, of Paterson
  • Arleaser Mickens, 48, of Paterson
  • Marvin Morgan, 57, of Paterson
  • James Murphy 37, of Paterson
  • Brian Parker, 57, of Paterson
  • Jenny Perez-Gomez, 29, of Paterson
  • Donald Simmons, 27, of Wayne
  • Raymond Vantassell, 49, of Paterson
  • Demia Ward, 24, of Paterson
  • Dominique Ward, 26, of Paterson
  • Adam Zengel, 19, of Newark
  • Juan Feliz, 42, of Paterson

Feliz was also charged with drug possession, Valdes and Fraher said.

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