Four people arrested on drug charges, one currently a fugitive

 

Four arrests were announced by the Bergen County Prosecutor; 59 year old Maria Morales of Ridgefield Park, NJ, 52 year old Thomas Frasse of Norwood, NJ, 55 year old Richard Miraldi of Lodi, NJ, and 54 year old Roy Cabreja of Elmwood Park,NJ all on drug related offenses. Cabreja who is a Megan’s Law offender, is currently a fugitive.

After an investigation conducted by the members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, it was revealed that Morales and Cabreja were both involved in distributing controlled dangerous substances, namely cocaine, at a residence located at 132 Teaneck Road, Ridgefield Park, NJ. On Friday, March 31, 2017, law enforcement personnel conducted surveillance at this location where Frasse and Miraldi were identified as the purchasers of the cocaine from that location. These individuals were arrested without incident.

Later that day on March 31st, a court-authorized search warrant was executed at the Ridgefield Park location where law enforcement personnel located and seized approximately 22 grams of cocaine, which were packaged for distribution purposes, along with $4,000.00 cash. Morales, along with three young children who were under her care at the time were all present during this search.

Maria Morales was arrested and charged with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a Second Degree Crime, two counts of Distribution of Cocaine , a third degree crime, one count of Possession With the Intent to Distribute Cocaine, also a second degree crime, one count of Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance within 1000 feet of School Property another ,third degree crime, and one count of Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance within 500 feet of a Public Park a second degree crime.

Morales was released on her own recognizance pending a Central Judicial Processing court date on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Bergen County.

Thomas Frasse was arrested and charged with one count of Possession of Cocaine, which is a third degree crime. He too, was released on his own recognizance pending a Central Judicial Processing court date on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Bergen County.

Richard Miraldi was arrested and charged with one count of Possession of Cocaine, a third degree crime. He also was released on his own recognizance pending a Central Judicial Processing court date on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Bergen County.

Roy Cabreja was charged with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a second degree crime; two counts of Distribution of Cocaine, a third degree crime, one count of Possession With the Intent to Distribute Cocaine, a second degree crime, one count of Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance within 1000 feet of School Property, a third degree crime, and one count of Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance within 500 feet of a Park, a second degree crime. In addition, because he is Megan’s Law offender, he is presently a fugitive from justice.

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