Drug busts keep cops busy

By Karen Zautyk

A 55-year-old Rutherford man, with what Kearny Police Chief John Dowie described as “a taste for both money and drugs,” was arrested the evening of Aug. 5 after he allegedly displayed same on a local street corner.
Dowie said detectives from the Vice Squad were conducting surveillance at 6 p.m. at a bus stop on Belgrove Drive near Halstead St. when they spotted the individual snorting something from a rolled-up dollar bill. He then licked the bill.
The officers confronted the man, obtained identification and arrested him after confirming he was wanted on an outstanding warrant from Seaside Park.

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

Learn more about the writer ...