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Heroin, Cocaine and MDMA seized during Hotel Room search in Secaucus
On February 16, a police officer from the Secaucus Police Department’s Patrol Division was conducting a “park and walk” to show a visible police presence at one of our hotels, in the Harmon Meadow area of Secaucus. While conducting the “park and walk,” the officer was approached and informed of possible nefarious activity being conducted out of one of the hotel rooms. The name of the hotel is not being released at this time to protect the integrity of ongoing police investigations.
On February 21, detectives from the Secaucus Police Department’s Anti-Crime
Unit conducted a search of the hotel room after a week long investigation. At the time of entry into the hotel room, Ana Roman and Tracy Eayres were in the process of discarding suspected cocaine into a sink drain. During a search of the room, a quantity of suspected liquid MDMA, heroin, suboxone, narcotics paraphernalia, cutting agents, a digital scale, packaging materials, heat sources, as well as paraphernalia for the manufacturing of crack and pre-packaging the cocaine for street sale, were seized. Carlos Burgos was in possession of $2,295 in United States Currency believed to have been derived from his illicit narcotics distribution scheme. During this investigation, both suspected powder form and crack/cocaine were seized.
In addition to Carlos Burgos, Ana Roman and Tracy Eayres, Heather Ives was arrested for possessing a quantity of suspected heroin within the hotel room. Brian Kelly, 60 of Hoboken, was arrested for an active “No Bail” warrant from Hoboken along with warrants from Carlstadt and Cedar Grove, each with a bail amount of $1,000. Roxanne Gillete, 35 of Little Ferry, was arrested for active warrants from Atlantic City with a bail of $550 and Paterson with a bail of $300.
“Due to the sheer volume of hotel rooms in Secaucus, some VICE activity is expected, but that is not representative of our overall hotel industry,” Chief Dennis Miller said. “We will not allow this type of activity to operate with impunity.” “As I stated when I was sworn in as Chief, one of the main focuses of the Anti-Crime Unit will be to address VICE crimes within our hotels.” “This is another great example how our department’s different units continue to work together toward the common goal, public safety.”
Carlos Burgos, 44 of Jersey City, was charged with Maintaining/Operating a CDS Production Facility [2C:35-4], Possession with the Intent to Distribute MDMA [2C:35-5b(2)], two (2) counts of Distribution of a Cocaine [2C:35-5b(3)], four counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance [2C:35-10a(1)], Conspiracy to Maintain/Operate a CDS Production Facility [2C:5-2/2C:35-4] and Money Laundering [2C:21-25]. Ana Roman, 44 of Takoma, MD and Tracy Eayres, 49 of Howell, were each charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence [2C:28-6(1)], Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance [2C:35-10a(1)], Conspiracy to Maintain/Operate a CDS Production Facility [2C:5-2/2C:35-4]. Additionally, Ana Roman had an active warrant from North Bergen with a bail in the amount of $2,500.00. All three were lodged in the Hudson County Correctional Facility. Heather Ives, 30 of South Hackensack, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance [2C:35-10a(1)] and released on a summons.
Tips can be made by calling (201)330-2049, emailed to email@example.com or submitted anonymously through the department’s website at www.secaucuspolice.org. These charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.