On Wednesday, January 16th 2019, Cedar Grove Police seized 1.145 kg (2.5 lbs.) of anabolic steroids a schedule III controlled dangerous substance unlawful to possess without prescription. A substance typically used by bodybuilders and athletes to improve physical performance. The incident began with information provided by Federal Customs Authorities. It was reported that the illegal substances was to be delivered to a local UPS Store. The case was turned over to Cedar Grove. It was determined that a controlled delivery would be made. Surveillance was initiated and after a period of time an adult male took possession of the package. The male was subsequently arrested without incident. Essex County Prosecutors Office authorized charges. He was charged with possession and possession with the intent to distribute a Class III Controlled Dangerous Substance. He was processed then transported to Essex County Jail to await a bail hearing. The Lead Investigator was Det. John Smigelsky.
- 46 Year old Robert Dakake of Pompton Lakes NJ
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