According to law enforcement, the raid went down around 7:00 p.m. at a residence on 12th Avenue in Paterson, NJ. A number of law enforcement agencies carried out the raid, including the Paterson Police Narcotics Division, the Paterson Police Gang Violence Interdiction Unit, and the Paterson Police Emergency Response Team.
During the raid, police officers reportedly discovered multiple packages of illicit drugs and two guns: a 20-gauge sawed-off shotgun and a defaced semi-automatic handgun.
The four suspects who were placed under arrest at the scene included a 54-year-old Paterson NJ man, a 43-year-old Paterson NJ man, a 33-year-old Paterson NJ man, and a 46-year-old man from Connecticut.
The 54-year-old Paterson NJ suspect has been charged with numerous crimes, including cocaine possession and marijuana possession. Paterson police allegedly found him in possession of 90 baggies of crack cocaine and 23 baggies of marijuana.
The other two suspects from Paterson have also been charged with possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana.
The Connecticut suspect faces criminal charges for illegal possession of a handgun because police officers allegedly found him carrying a loaded .380-caliber semi-automatic gun.
After the raid was executed, the Paterson police director issued an official statement and said that the Paterson Police Department plans to target individuals who distribute illegal narcotics and guns in Passaic County, New Jersey.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Guns, Drugs Recovered in Paterson Police Raid.”