Teen Sold Drugs from Home, Cops Say !

Teen Sold Drugs from Home, Cops Say !
Posted by FoM on January 22, 1999 at 06:47:25 PT

LITTLE FERRY A freshman at Bergen Community College has been charged with running a small-scale drug operation from her bedroom.Trista Chambers, 18, was arrested Wednesday night and charged with distributing Marijuana and other drugs from her Riverside Avenue home to nearly a dozen teens.
"She was likely in operation for at least a month, judging from the places these kids were coming from," said Little Ferry Police Chief Donald Fleming.Patrolman Jay Arnesen stopped most of the suspected buyers, ages 16 through 19, for allegedly running a stop sign or committing other driving violations near Chambers' house.Based on an anonymous tip, Arnesen watched the suspected patrons use a rear entrance to the house. He said he made four stops between 4 and 9 p.m.Arrested on drug possession charges were Christopher Pasquale, 19, of East Rutherford; Christopher Gnecco, 18, of Ridgefield Park; Joseph DeLuca, 18, of Maywood; Ronald Kent, 18, of Maywood; and Jenna Cacciamani, 18, of Paramus. Two juveniles also were arrested, police said.Most of the teenagers had small bags of marijuana in their cars or pockets and were carrying drug paraphernalia such as rolling papers and pipes, Arnesen said. They were released on their own recognizance.Two other juveniles were arrested and released early Thursday morning when undercover narcotics officers tried to buy drugs from Chambers.Police recovered paraphernalia and $507 cash from Chambers' bedroom, which they said had a separate entrance from the back of the house.Fleming said Chambers' mother, a nurse, was shocked and upset."It was the normal mother's reaction," he said.A woman who answered the phone at the house Thursday declined to comment. Chambers was released on $1,000 bail.Little Ferry police worked with officers from the Bergen County Narcotics Squad. Fleming also credited the concerned resident who alerted police."A community police department is only as good as its community," he said.Copyright  1999 Bergen Record Corp. 
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