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Ex-Con Tries Stuffing Heroin Down Pants, Upper Saddle River Police Charge

Murat Patirdi
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UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. -- An ex-con tried stashing heroin down his pants after the car he was in was stopped on northbound Route 17, said Upper Saddle River police who arrested him.

Murat Patirdi, 31, remained held on $25,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with resisting arrest, hindering and heroin possession.

Two associates -- driver John R. Schauer, 28, of Rocky Point, S.C., and back seat passenger Brian Klick, 24, of Matamoras, PA -- were released on summonses for heroin possession.

Offiers stopped the car for several moving and equipment violations just after 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Detective Lt. Edward Kane said Friday.

Besides 60 bags of heroin, Patirdi had a crack pipe and hypodermic needle, he said. He also was wanted for violating parole out of Pennsylvania.

Schauer and Klick were carrying 10 bags of heroin each, Kane said.

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