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Large Marijuana Seizure in Summit Leads to Two Arrests

Michael M. Shapiro

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 • 10:19am

SUMMIT, NJ - Thirty pounds of marijuana were seized in Summit following a joint investigation by the Union County Prosecutor's Office Narcotics Strike Force, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Summit Police Department Detective Bureau.  Thomas Juliet, 59, and Onofrio Genovese, 53, both of Brooklyn, New York, were arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, first degree; distribution of marijuana within a thousand feet of school property; possession of marijuana; and distribution of marijuana near a public place. 

The marijuana was found inside suspicious packages transported from out of state through a Summit shipping agency.

Robert Weck, Chief of the Summit Police Department, said, "the drugs seized, which have a street value of approximately $200,000, were effectively kept off our city streets.  This is an excellent example of what can be accomplished when governmental agencies share information and work together."

The defendants were remanded to Union County Jail in default of $100,000 bail, no ten percent.

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