The first two arrests have been made by a newly formed Atlantic City Drug Task Force.

Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner says the arrests were made following an investigation by the new High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force – Atlantic City Division.

Back on January 17th, the Atlantic County Regional Swat Team executed a search warrant at the home of Gene Restuccio, 65, located at 1011 Reading Avenue in Hammonton. According to Tyner:

A search of Restuccio’s residence led to the seizure of over one ounce of Crystal Methamphetamine, approximately one pound of Marijuana, drug packaging material, two shotguns (one of which was loaded), and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Restuccio, along with Jessica Paolini, 35, of Pennsauken were taken into custody.

Tyner says that Restuccion was jailed on the following charges:

  • Possession of Marijuana (3rd degree)
  • Possession of Marijuana with the intent to distribute (3rd degree)
  • Possession of Crystal Methamphetamine (3rd degree)
  • Possession of Crystal Methamphetamine with the intent to distribute (2nd degree)
  • Conspiracy to distribute CDS (2nd degree)
  • Possession of a firearm while committing a CDS offense (2nd degree)

Paoloni was released on a summons, charged with:

  • Possession of Marijuana (3rd degree)
  • Possession of Marijuana with the intent to distribute (3rd degree)
  • Possession of Crystal Methamphetamine (3rd degree)
  • Possession of Crystal Methamphetamine with the intent to distribute (2nd degree
  • Conspiracy to Distribute CDS (2nd degree)

The investigation included a number of law enforcement agencies throughout Atlantic and Cape May Counties.

 

SOURCE: Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office

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