NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Thursday, April 20, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Cpl. Steve Opalewski was on patrol in a borough park when he encountered parked vehicles in the parking lot after the park was closed.
Upon investigation, Cpl. Opalewski located four individuals within the cars and he could detect the strong odor of marijuana coming from both of the vehicles. During the course of the investigation, the individuals were found to be in possession of a large quantity of marijuana and several items of drug paraphernalia.
Cpl. Opalewski arrested Dejah Irizarry, 19, of Gillette, Kyle Lopez , 20, of Summit, and Steven Quiros, 18, of Summit, who were each charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and a violation of borough ordinance.
Cpl. Opalewski also charged Irvin Rodriguez, 28, of Carteret, with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, distribution of a controlled dangerous substance in a school zone, distribution of a controlled dangerous substance in a public park and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Ms. Irizarry, Mr. Lopez and Mr. Quiros were released and each have a pending appearance is New Providence Municipal Court. Mr. Rodriguez was released pending his appearance in Superior Count in Elizabeth.
On Friday, April 21, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Ptlm. Guerriero was on patrol within the borough when he conducted a motor vehicle stop on Union Avenue.
During the course of the stop, Ptlm. Guerriero believed that the passengers in the vehicle were in possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
During the investigation, both the driver and passenger were found to be in possession of controlled dangerous substance believed to be heroin. Ptlm. Guerriero arrested Aubrianna Amador, 21, of New Providence, and Jocelyn Andreae, 21, of New Providence, and charged each with possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Ms. Amador was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to deliver CDS to a police officer.
Both individuals were released pending their appearance in court.