Bayonne police nab two teacher’s aides for alleged cocaine distribution

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The Bayonne Police Department arrested two city teacher’s aides in the past two weeks for alleged cocaine possession and distribution, authorities said. Bayonne police

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Deborah E. Malia, 36, of Bayonne, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, cocaine, on January 29th at her home on West 29th Street, according to Police Capt. Janine Foy.

After police learned that Malia had been selling cocaine out of her home, police learned that another Bayonne teacher’s aide sold her the drug, officials said.

Deborah A. Grom, 48, also of Bayonne, was then charged with distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, cocaine, distribution of a controlled dangerous substance within 1,000 feet of Dr. Walter F. Robinson School and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance within Bayonne City Hall, authorities said.

Those charged were in connection to the January 29th incident.

Grom was additionally hit with charges on February 5, the day she was arrested, including of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled dangerous substance within 1,000 feet of Dr. Walter F. Robinson School and possession of a controlled dangerous substance within 500 feet of Bayonne City Hall, police said.

Foy said both women identified their employment as teacher’s aides for the Bayonne Board of Education. According to public records, each school employee makes a salary of $20,548.

No one could be reached at the Bayonne Board of Education Tuesday afternoon to comment on the situation.

2 COMMENTS

  1. One of the aides, not the alleged dealer, I believe has been in rehab in the past and rehired. Same person was arrested on Jan 29th and I believe, was allowed to work in the school for another week before being suspended. Maybe someone should question officials on that.

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