Police: 2 busted in Guttenberg with heroin, prescription pills, and $22k cash


Two people were busted with heroin, prescription pills, and $22,000 cash in Guttenberg after a search warrant was executed at a home on 69th Street, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Members of the Guttenberg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have been conducting a criminal investigation into narcotics trafficking.

Yesterday at approximately 5:05 a.m., the Criminal Investigations Bureau and the DEA, with the assistance of the Hudson County Regional SWAT Team, executed a Hudson County Superior Court authorized search warrant at a home on 69th Street.

As a result of this criminal investigation, detectives recovered over one ounce of suspected heroin, various prescription pills believed to be Oxycodone, Morphine, Lamotrigine, Hydrochlorothiazide, Doxycycline Hyclate, and Lamotrigine, cutting agents used for the manufacturing of controlled dangerous substances.

Also at the home, authorities recovered packaging materials commonly utilized to package and distribute narcotics, and an excess of $22,000 dollars in United States currency believed to be the proceeds of illicit narcotics trafficking.

Due to the evidence recovered, Detectives arrested Roberto I. Miranda-Delgado, 57, and Jaclyn M. Ciaramella, 35, both of Guttenberg.

They were both charged with maintaining or operating a controlled dangerous substance production facility, distribution of heroin, four counts of the distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet of school property, two counts of the distribution of heroin within 500 feet of a park/public housing/public building, four counts of the possession of a controlled dangerous substance, three counts of the distribution of prescription legend drugs, three counts of the possession of prescription legend drugs without a valid prescription, two counts of failing to make lawful disposition, the possession of certain prescription drugs in other than the prescribed container, the possession of drug paraphernalia, and money laundering.

Following their arrest, the defendants were transported to the Guttenberg Police Department for their arrest processing before being issued their complaint warrants and lodged in the Hudson County Correctional Center, authorities said.

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  1. 1 arrest out the whole year good job mayor corrupt , you pay your department out the hard working people in Gittenberg while your corrupt ass is stealing everything in sight !! It won’t be long until your caught either by higher authorities or your own people that sell you out you crooked POS !!!!!! Your uncle in NB won’t be there forever to protect you .