MORRISTOWN, NJ - Dominick Andico, Albert Wyman IV, Robert Busold, Brian T. Rzucidlo and Nicholas Ricciotti have all pled guilty before the Honorable Stephen J. Taylor, announced Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker and Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon.

Abdico, Wyman, Busold and Rzucidlo were all employed by the Morris County Sheriff's Office and assigned as correction officers at the Morris County Correctional Facility. Ricciotti, a former Morris County correction officer was a Morris County Sheriff's Officer assigned to the Bureau of Law Enforcememt.

The plea agreements call for a term of probation with mandatory drug treatment. All five defendants agreed to agreed to immediately resign from their positions as
law enforcement officers, forfeiting their current public employment, and will be disqualified from holding any future position in public employment.

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“All law enforcement officers must be held to a high standard of conduct", said Prosecutor Knapp. "The illicit drug use of these individuals must be dealt with swiftly and effectively. There has been no evidence of distribution other than for their personal use amongst each other. Nevertheless, they are all being terminated immediately and shall forfeit any and all possibility of future public employment. We thank Sheriff Gannon for his unswerving cooperation throughout this investigation.”

The defendants faced the following charges:

Dominick Andico, age 33

  • One Count of Third Degree Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-
  • 2 & N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a
  • One Count of Third Degree Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5- 2 & N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5
  • Once Count of Disorderly Person Obstructing the Administration of Law or Other Governmental Function in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-1

Albert Wyman IV, age 36

  •  One Count of Third Degree Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2 & N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a
  • Once Count of Disorderly Person Obstructing the Administration of Law or OtherGovernmental Function in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-1

Robert Busold, age 27

  •  One Count of Third Degree Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2 & N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a
  • One Count of Third Degree Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2 & N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5

Brian T. Rzucidlo, age 35

  • One Count of Third Degree Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5- 2 & N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a

Nicholas Ricciotti, age 31

  • One Count of Third Degree Conspiracy to Possess Oxycodone (prescription medication)in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2 & N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a

“After discovering this information through our Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers program, I immediately forwarded it to the County Prosecutor for investigation", said Sheriff Gannon. "One of the silver linings to this sad episode, frankly, is how effectively the Crime Stoppers reporting system works. It proves that nobody - even Corrections and Sheriff's Officers - are above the law. I trust that the people of Morris County won't allow the criminal actions of a few bad apples to cast a shadow over the other 322 honest, moral, and hardworking staff at the Sheriff's Office. I am proud of my team and we are stronger today for rooting out and removing those who would bring dishonor to our organization and our county.”