PATERSON, N.J. -- Thanks to a concerned citizen's call, Passaic County sheriff's detectives seized more than a pound of pot, nearly 100 bags of heroin and seven bags of cocaine while arresting two Paterson residents.
The citizen pointed investigators to Crosby Street and Sheridan Avenue and a white Jeep Cherokee that was being used to transport the drugs, Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik said Thursday.
As they watched, 18-year-old Jose Miranda Jr. approached the Jeep holding a large plastic bag and pulled out a vacuum-sealed bag filled with marijuana that he showed to the driver, Alexis Feliciano, 31, Berdnik said.
Feliciano put the bag on the front passenger seat as Miranda got into a black Lexus, the sheriff said. Both vehicles then drove off, he said.
As detectives were stopping him, Feliciano threw the plastic bag into the back seat, Berdnik said.
Approaching the vehicle, they could smell the pot, he said.
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The detectives seized the drug, along with $565 in suspected proceeds, and arrested Feliciano, the sheriff said.
Investigators were waiting when Miranda returned to Sheridan Avenue.
A search of his residence turned up 94 bags of heroin, seven of cocaine and one of marijuana, along with a digital scale and $100 in alleged drug proceeds, Berdnick said.
Both were charged with various drug offenses and released pending court hearings.
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