Paterson New Jersey police apprehended a Connecticut man accused of trying to sell illegal narcotics outside a local White Castle restaurant.
Paterson NJ police received a tip about illegal drug sales in the parking lot of the White Castle. Police officers were subsequently dispatched to the scene to investigate.
The Paterson police officers staked out the restaurant parking lot and spotted a 2014 Ford Fusion driven by the suspect.
Police monitored the suspicious vehicle and allegedly saw the suspect stash a bag filled with illegal drugs in the trunk of his car. After allegedly hiding the drugs behind a carpet in the trunk, the suspect reportedly took out a large wad of cash and entered the White Castle to buy some food.
When the suspect walked out of the restaurant, Paterson police officers swooped in and detained the suspect. Police later searcher the vehicle and allegedly discovered a large amount of marijuana inside the trunk, Paterson NJ police also allegedly found small bag of crack cocaine on the suspect.
According to authorities, the suspect talked to Paterson police officers and admitted that the cocaine and marijuana belonged to him.
The suspect is a 20-year-old man who lives in Middlebury, Connecticut. He faces criminal charges for several drug offenses, including distribution of crack cocaine and distribution of marijuana. The suspect also faces charges for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) near a school zone and possession of a CDS near public housing.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was taken to the Passaic County Jail. He was being held at the jail on a $100K bail amount.
For additional information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Connecticut Man Dealt Crack, Pot in Paterson, Cops Say.”