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Elderly man pleads not guilty in senior center drug bust

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) - An elderly man who was among three people arrested amid allegations of prostitution and drug use at a senior citizen housing complex in northern New Jersey has pleaded not guilty.

Authorities have charged James Parham, 75, and Cheryl Chaney, 66, with possessing drug paraphernalia and maintaining a drug nuisance at the Vincente Tibbs Senior Citizen Building in Englewood.

Detective Capt. Timothy Torell tells The Record newspaper Parham also admitted providing prostitutes to some of his younger neighbors.

Police also charged Selma McDuffie, 54, who has been suspended as a school crossing guard, with having a crack pipe.

Chief Arthur O'Keefe tells the newspaper residents were essentially prisoners in their own building.

The Englewood Housing Authority manages the 152-unit property, which serves the disabled and low-income residents who are 62 years and older.

 

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