PATERSON – Two men were arrested on Saturday for attempting to distribute heroin.

Michael Carcaterra, 30, of Bushkill, Penn., was arrested and charged on July 8 with possession of heroin and for possession of the drug with the intent to distribute it, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik. 

Carcaterra was also issued several motor vehicle summons.

Carcaterra was driving on 10th Avenue and East 30th Street when he was pulled over for not having a front license plate.

After being pulled over, a Passaic County Sheriff’s Officer conducted a consent search of the vehicle and found five bundles, which totaled 50 glassine envelopes of suspected heroin that had the word “EL PLAGA” stamped on it.

Carcaterra was released on a summons.

Lulzim Alimi, 64, of Butler, was arrested and charged that same day with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, and possession of heroin with the intent to distribute it within 1,000 feet of Paterson Public School No. 28.

Alimi was pulled over on Presidential Boulevard and Arch Street for failing to stop at a stop sign located at North 5th and Jefferson Streets, according to Berdnik.

Upon the motor vehicle stop, a Passaic County Sheriff’s Officer found a small clear plastic shopping bag on top of the center console in plain view with five bundles of suspected heroin with the word “HITMAN” stamped on it in red ink.

The bundles totaled 50 glassine envelopes of suspected heroin, according to Berdnik. Alimi stated the 50 glassine envelopes of suspected heroin were his.

The owner of the car Alimi was driving arrived on the scene and took control of the vehicle. Alimi did not have proper driving credentials and was driving with a suspended license.

Alimi was transported to the Passaic County Jail.

 

 

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