Manhattan Man Arrested in Hoboken in Possession of $10K Worth of Methamphetamine

Mathew S. Laneve, a 31-year old from New York, New York was arrested by Hoboken Police on January 21 at 9:04 pm while in possession of $10,000 of methamphetamines.  The arrest, according to Detective / Lieutenant Danilo Cabrera, took place at 1615 Clinton Street.

The charges against Laneve include the following: possession with intent to distribute (PWITD) methamphetamine; PWITD methamphetamine within 500 Feet of a public park; PWITD methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school; PWITD gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB); PWITD gamma hydroxybutyrate within 500 feet of a public park; PWITD gamma hydroxybutyrate within 1,000 feet of a school; PWITD drug paraphernalia; possession of a control dangerous substance oxycodone and uttering forged documents.

According to Cabrera, it all began on Wednesday, January 20 at about 9:56 PM.  Sergeant Luke Zeszotarski and Officer Arturo Gonzalez were dispatched to meet the owner of a vehicle who found illegal drugs inside the vehicle. The owner rents his vehicles through a phone application called Getaround.

On January 20, the vehicle was towed by Getaround from New York City to Hoboken because Getaround believed the vehicle was left abandoned.  Upon inspecting the vehicle, the owner located suspected methamphetamine, gamma hydroxybutyrate and drug paraphernalia.  The methamphetamine has an approximate street value of $10,000 and the gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) has an approximate street value $200.

Sergeant Zeszotarski notified Detective Sergeant William Collins, who conducted an investigation with Det. Connor Milne, P.O. Mark Mullins, Det. Adam Colon, and Det. Andrew Perez.  On January 21, the investigation led to conducting an operation and arresting Laneve in the area of 16th and Clinton Streets.   The investigation also had the assistance of ESU Sergeant Zeszotarski and ESU Officer Francis McCourt. Laneve was charged on a warrant with the charges mentioned above.   Laneve was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Defendant is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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