Paterson police detectives nabbed a 23-year-old drug dealer with 2,162 heroin folds, cocaine, Xanax, Percocet and a loaded handgun, authorities said.
Detectives also seized more than $1,100 in drug cash when they raided the second-floor Madison Avenue apartment of Justin Velez off Market Street around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, city Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale said.
Velez was carrying 100 heroin folds when they arrested him moments earlier, Speziale said.
In his apartment, the director said, police found a .380-caliber Keltec handgun loaded with hollow- and ball-point rounds.
Also seized, he said, were:
- 2,062 heroin folds;
- 69 Oxycodone pills;
- 59 Percocet pills;
- 39 Xanax pills;
- a small amount of cocaine.
Velez remained held in the Passaic County Jail, charged with 18 total drug and weapons offenses.
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