Police: 4 charged after Secaucus hotel search yields ecstacy, cocaine, heroin, $2,295 cash

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Four were charged due to a Secaucus hotel room search that yielded ecstacy, cocaine, heroin, $2,295 cash, among other drugs and related paraphernalia, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.

Carlos Burgos. Photo courtesy of the Secaucus Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On February 16th, a police officer from the Secaucus Police Department’s Patrol Division was conducting a “park and walk” to show a visible police presence at one of our hotels, in the Harmon Meadow area of Secaucus,” Miller said in a statement.

While conducting the “park and walk,” the officer was approached and informed of possible nefarious activity being conducted out of one of the hotel rooms. The name of the hotel is not being released at this time to protect the integrity of ongoing police investigations, the chief explained.

Then, yesterday, detectives from the Secaucus Police Department’s Anti-Crime Unit conducted a search of the hotel room after a week long investigation.

At the time of entry into the hotel room, Ana Roman and Tracy Eayres were in the process of discarding suspected cocaine into a sink drain.

During a search of the room, a quantity of suspected liquid MDMA, heroin, suboxone, narcotics paraphernalia, cutting agents, a digital scale, packaging materials, heat
sources, as well as paraphernalia for the manufacturing of crack and pre-packaging the cocaine for street sale, were seized.

Burgos was also in possession of $2,295 in cash believed to have been derived from his illicit narcotics distribution scheme. During this investigation, both suspected powder form and crack/cocaine were seized.

In addition to Burgos, Roman and Eayres, Heather Ives was arrested for possessing a
quantity of suspected heroin within the hotel room.

Additionally, Brian Kelly, 60 of Hoboken, was arrested for an active “no bail” warrant from Hoboken along with warrants from Carlstadt and Cedar Grove, each with a bail
amount of $1,000.

Furthermore, Roxanne Gillete, 35 of Little Ferry, was arrested for active warrants from Atlantic City with a bail of $550, as well as Paterson with a bail of $300.

As a result, Burgos, 44 of Jersey City, was charged with maintaining and/or operating a controlled dangerous substance production facility, possession with the intent to distribute MDMA (ecstacy), two counts of distribution of cocaine, four counts of possession of a CDS,
conspiracy to maintain and/or operate a CDS production facility, and money laundering.

Roman, 44 of Takoma, Maryland, and Tracy Eayres, 49 of Howell, were each charged with tampering with physical evidence, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and conspiracy to maintain/operate a CDS production facility.

Beyond those charges, Roman had an active warrant from North Bergen with a bail in the amount of $2,500. All three were processed and remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Finally, Heather Ives, 30 of South Hackensack, was charged with possession
of a controlled dangerous substance and released on a summons.

“Due to the sheer volume of hotel rooms in Secaucus, some VICE activity is expected, but that is not representative of our overall hotel industry. We will not allow this type of activity
to operate with impunity,” Miller explained

“As I stated when I was sworn in as Chief, one of the main focuses of the Anti- Crime Unit will be to address VICE crimes within our hotels. This is another great example how our
department’s different units continue to work together toward the common goal, public safety.”

Tips can be made by calling (201)330-2049, emailed to spdtips@secaucus.net or submitted anonymously through the department’s website at www.secaucuspolice.org.