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Wayne Police Arrest Paterson Man for Drug Possession, Resisting Arrest


On Thursday, September 16, at approximately 6:30 p.m., members of the Wayne Police Special Operations Unit, Detective Bureau and Patrol Enforcement Unit were conducting joint enforcement operations with the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Narcotics in the parking lot of the Ramada Inn on Route 46 in Wayne. 

According to police, detectives observed a male subject exit a parked vehicle in the lot. That male was observed engaging in activities and carrying items that were indicators of illegal drug activity. 

Police officials said that a detective approached the male and identified himself, at which point the male fled on foot. During his flight, the subject discarded packages that he was carrying. These items were found to contain illegal drugs. 

The male subject refused orders to stop, and multiple detectives in the area converged on the subject and apprehended him, police said. 

According to police officials, the male resisted arrest by keeping his hands under him to prevent detectives from handcuffing him. He was eventually subdued and handcuffed.

Police stated that the total amount of illegal drugs found in the subject’s possession were 505 wax folds of suspected heroin and two plastic baggies containing suspected cocaine.

According to police officials, Ishimeer H. Allen, 22, of Paterson, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Resisting Arrest and Obstruction of the Administration of Law. 

Mr. Allen was charged on a complaint warrant, and he was placed in Passaic County Jail pending a detention hearing.