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Garfield police: Four grabbed after Passaic holdup, two swallow heroin bags

EXCLUSIVE: Two of four men arrested by Garfield police in connection with a robbery in Passaic last night were taken to the hospital after they deliberately swallowed bags of heroin, authorities said today.

Officers on the lookout following the 8:40 p.m. robbery spotted car fitting the broadcast description in an Outwater Lane parking lot, Capt. Darren Sucorowski told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

Four men were inside, he said.

Approached by police, Brandon Olivier, 18, of Wallington and 19-year-old Adam Olszewski started swallowing bags of heroin, the captain said.

Police arrested them and the two other men – identified as Yosef and Yazan Taha, both 19 of Garfield – on drug-related charges, Sucorowski said.

Olivier was taken to the hospital and then to the Bergen County Jail, where he was being held on $35,000 bail. Olszewski was released on a summons after the hospital visit, the captain said.

The Tahas were charged on summonses and turned over to Passaic police for further investigation involving the robbery, he said.

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