HACKENSACK, N.J. – A couple who’d been trafficking cocaine from Paterson to Bergen County had their 2-year-old child with them while dealing to an undercover detective, authorities said.
Music manager and rap artist Samuel “Fame” Irizarry, 26, and Alma Rivera, 35, were busted Tuesday along with accused accomplice Jenece Miranda, 26, all of Paterson, during the last of several undercover buys on Tuesday, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said.
All three were taken to the Bergen County Jail -- charged with selling drugs and child endangerment – but a judge ordered all of them released pending further court action, under New Jersey’s 2017 bail reform law.
Grewal said his Narcotics Task Force began investigating after getting a tip in August that Irizarry was trafficking cocaine from Paterson into the county.
Before long, undercover detectives bought cocaine from him “in various towns throughout Bergen County on multiple occasions,” the prosecutor said.
first appearances in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 8:30 AM.
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