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Hackensack Firefighter Charged With Peddling Pain Killers

James B. Rattacasa
James B. Rattacasa Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR

HACKENSACK, N.J – A Hackensack firefighter was selling Oxycodone – which authorities said they discovered after police needed Narcan to revive an overdose victim.

James B. Rattacasa, 35, was released without bail pending a May 31 detention hearing in Central Judicial Processing Court on drug distribution charges, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said.

“On May 6, the Oakland Police Department revived a 33-year-old male overdose victim using Nalaxone,” Grewal said. “Subsequent investigation by the Oakland Police Department revealed that [Rattacasa] was distributing controlled dangerous substances in and around Hackensack.”

Investigators from Grewal’s office and Hackensack police led to Rattacasa’s arrest on Friday, the prosecutor said.

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