EHT Couple Plead Guilty To Drug and Weapons Charges
An Atlantic County couple has pleaded guilty to drug and weapons charges stemming from an investigation that resulted in the seizure of cocaine and an assault weapon from their home in January.
A search warrant was executed in January at the home of Donald Capriotti and Chinyere Gardner in Egg Harbor Township following an investigation. Inside the home, officers found an assault firearm loaded with a large-capacity magazine housing 13 rounds of ammunition and a loaded sawed-off shotgun with the serial number defaced. Investigators also found more than six ounces of cocaine, 2.6 ounces of marijuana, and just under one-half ounce of heroin. The cocaine and heroin were packaged in small bags for individual sale. Digital scales and additional packaging materials were also seized.
Donald Capriotti of Egg Harbor Township pleaded guilty yesterday to first-degree possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of an assault firearm during the commission of a narcotics offense; he also pleaded guilty to third-degree charges of eluding police and drug possession.
Capriotti’s wife, Chinyere Gardner of Egg Harbor Township, also pleaded guilty yesterday to first-degree possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
Sentencing for both defendants is scheduled for May 2nd.