Paterson Man Charged with Heroin, Cocaine Distribution in Elmwood Park

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Mr, Diarre Chitty, 19, of Paterson.

Police say in May 2019, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that Chitty was involved in the distribution of narcotics in Elmwood Park.

According to police, during the ensuing investigation and on several occasions, Chitty distributed approximately 450 glassine bags of Heroin and 20 grams of Cocaine to an undercover Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Detective.

Police arrested Chitty in Elmwood Park, on Friday, June 7, then charged him with one count of Distribution Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Cocaine, in a quantity greater than one-half ounce but less than five ounces, iand two counts of Distribution Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Heroin, in a quantity less than one-half ounce.

Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would like to thank the Elmwood Park Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.