Passaic County NJ Criminal AttorneysPassaic County Sheriff’s officers recently nabbed a man accused of possessing a large quantity of cocaine at a residence in Paterson, New Jersey.

Police initially arrested a different suspect on marijuana possession charges. That suspect was reportedly driving an Acura MDX on Temple Street in Paterson when cops stopped his vehicle. Officers approached the car and reportedly smelled marijuana emanating from the vehicle.

The suspect allegedly told police that he had a small baggie of marijuana inside the vehicle. He turned over the illicit drugs to police and was placed under arrest.

A short time later, the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office sent additional officers to the area to continue the investigation. Once again, police reportedly smelled marijuana. A search of a nearby residence allegedly turned up small baggies of cocaine, three larger bags with five ounces of cocaine, and assorted drug paraphernalia such as scales for weighing drugs and zip-lock bags for packaging drugs.

According to officials, the seized drugs have a total street value of approximately $11,000.

After being arrested, the second suspect was taken to the Passaic County Jail in Paterson, NJ.

For more information about this case, see the South Passaic Daily Voice article, “Pot Smell Leads Passaic County Sheriff’s Detectives to Cocaine Stash.”