YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Elmwood Park police continued their public campaign to stop drugs coming through their town from Paterson with the separate arrests yesterday of men from Bogota and Cliffside Park.
Vincent Barbarino, 30, of Bogota was charged with drug possession — for what Police Chief Michael Foligno said was a vial of cocaine, three bags of marijuana and two prescription pills — as well as with possession of drug paraphernalia, being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance and hindering his own apprehension by providing false information after he was stopped yesterday afternoon on Market Street.
The arrest was a probation violation for Barbarino, who also owed more than $14,000 in arrears. He was being held on a combined bail of nearly $65,000 in the Bergen County Jail.
Around 11 o’clock last night, officers arrested 26-year-old Andrew Na of Cliffside Park in the parking lot of the Elmwood Shopping Center on Broadway for possession of drug paraphernalia and a hypodermic syringe and for being under the influence of drugs, Foligno said.
Na was released on a court summons, the chief said.
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