New York couple busted with crystal meth and rifle during Secaucus traffic stop


A New York couple was busted with crystal methamphetamine and a rifle during a traffic stop in Secaucus yesterday afternoon, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.

Joshua Hakes. Photo courtesy of the Secaucus Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday at approximately 4:53 p.m., the Secaucus Police Anti-Crime Unit were patrolling the Route 3 East corridor, Miller said in a statement.

While on patrol, they observed a 2017 Gray Chevrolet Cruze driving on the white dotted lane marker for a significant distance. After observing this motor vehicle violation, they stopped the vehicle in the area of 215 Route 3 East.

During the motor vehicle, detectives conducted a consensual search of the vehicle.

During the search, detectives located a quantity of crystal methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a Remington Game Master Pump Action .243 caliber Rifle. Joshua Hakes, 39, and Diane Dziaba, 44, both of Bath, NY were arrested.

“The Anti-Crime Unit will continue to proactively patrol the Town of Secaucus to keep our residents safe and apprehend those who insist on committing crimes within our town,” Miller added.

“I am extremely proud of these detectives who continue to put forth an extraordinary effort each and every day.”

Hakes was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine, and certain persons not to possess firearms.

Meanwhile, Dziaba was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

They were processed and remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

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