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New Yorker nabbed in local drug sales

By Karen Zautyk

KEARNY —
Following a monthlong investigation, members of the Kearny Police Department’s Vice Squad have busted a New York City man who allegedly chose this town as the place to do his drug dealing.
The suspect, a 28-year-old who is said to have addresses both in Bergen County and upper Manhattan, was nabbed shortly after 5 p.m. Friday, June 10, at Davis and Oakwood Aves., where he had allegedly driven to meet a customer, police said.
Kearny Police Chief John Dowie said the vice detectives had conducted their investigation on both sides of the Hudson after receiving reports of a vehicle with New York plates dropping off narcotics in Kearny.
On June 10, they followed a suspected buyer, a 38-year-old Kearny man, to Davis and Oakwood, where the alleged dealer’s car pulled up and a transaction apparently took place. When the officers approached the vehicle, the Kearny man was seen throwing a plastic bag back into the car, Dowie said. That bag was believed to contain cocaine, and the driver was holding “a fistful of cash,” Dowie said.

To read the full story, see this week’s issue of The Observer.

 

 


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