Police: New York man arrested in Hoboken for leaving $10k worth of meth in rental car


A New York man was arrested in Hoboken last week for a slew of drug charges that include leaving $10,000 worth of methamphetamine in a rental car, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Mathew Laneve, 31, of New York, New York, was charged with three drug charges each for possession of meth and Gamma-hydroxybutyrate with intent to distribute near a public park and school,  as well as possession of Oxycodone, drug paraphernalia, and uttering forged documents, according to Police Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera.

On Wednesday, January 20th, at about 9:56 p.m., Sgt. Luke Zeszotarski and Officer Arturo Gonzalez were dispatched to meet the owner of a vehicle, who rents cars through the phone app Getaround, who found illegal drugs inside the vehicle.

On the aforementioned date, the vehicle was towed by Getaround from New York City to Hoboken since they believed the vehicle was left abandoned.

Upon inspecting the vehicle, the owner located suspected meth, GHB, and drug paraphernalia. The recovered methamphetamine has an approximate street value of $10,000, while the GBH has an approximate street value $200, authorities said.

Zeszotarski notified Det. Sgt. William Collins, who conducted an investigation with Det. Connor Milne, along with Dets. Adam Colon and Andrew Perez, as well as Police Officer Mark Mullins.

On January 21st, the investigation led to conducting an operation and arresting Laneve in the area of 16th and Clinton Streets with the assistance of ESU Sgt. Luke Zeszotarski and ESU Officer Francis McCourt.

Laneve was charged on a warrant before being transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility, officials said.