BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Two Plainfield residents were arrested on drug charges after allegedly selling drugs to an undercover detective over several days in September.
Julian A. Mirambeaux, 45, of Plainfield, and MiGdalia Acevedo, 33, of Plainfield, were lodged in the Somerset County Jail on drug charges.
Mirambeaux was charged with distribution of cocaine, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm while committing a controlled dangerous substance offense, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, two counts of distribution of cocaine and possession of a defaced firearm.
Acevedo was charged with distribution of cocaine, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm while committing a controlled dangerous substance offense, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, distribution of cocaine and possession of a defaced firearm.
According to Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano, at about 8 p.m. Sept. 10, an undercover detective with the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force met with Mirambeaux and Acevedo in a restaurant parking lot on Route 22 in Bridgewater. Mirambeaux, Soriano said, asked the undercover detective to enter their black Audi, and the detective purchased about 5 grams of cocaine from him.
At 8:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Soriano said, the same detective made arrangements to meet Mirambeaux in the same parking lot. They met, Soriano said, and Mirambeaux exited the Audi and entered the detective's vehicle, where he sold the detective another 5 grams of cocaine.
On Sept. 20 at 8 p.m., Soriano said, the undercover detective once again made arrangements to meet with Mirambeaux and Acevedo in the same parking lot. Mirambeaux arrived alone this time, Soriano said, and entered the detective's vehicle, telling him to drive to a fast food restaurant parking lot in Bridgewater to meet with Acevedo.
At the new location, Soriano said, Mirambeaux called Acevedo, who said she was on the side road east of their location. They drove there, Soriano said, and the detective saw Acevedo in a silver Chrysler Aspen, parked on the side of the road.
Acevedo followed the undercover detective to a store parking lot on Route 22 East, Soriano said, where Mirambeaux entered the Chrysler and returned, handing the undercover detective a pastic bag with 2.2 pounds of cocaine and a plastic bag with a defaced .380 caliber Highpoint handgun.
In exchange, Soriano said, the detective paid MIrambeaux and gave a take-down signal to detectives that were monitoring the tansaction as part of a surveillance team. When Mirambeaux re-entered the Chrysler, Soriano said, both were placed under arrest.
Soriano said the Bound Brook Police Department K-9 Crusader and his handler responded to the scene to assist. The K-9 conducted an exterior sniff of the vehicle and indicated the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.
After a search warrant was obtained, Soriano said, detectives found 18 grams of cocaine and $688 in Acevedo's purse. Mirambeaux was found to have $370 on his person.