SOUTH AMBOY — A man was charged with possessing $5,000 worth of street value in heroin after being stopped by police near a school.
Patrol Officer H. Pena observed a motor vehicle allegedly traveling over the posted 25 MPH speed limit near Cardinal McCarrick High School around 11:05 p.m. Jan. 17.
Pena allegedly observed the odor of marijuana while speaking with the driver, identified by police as Anthony M. DeSilvio, 27, of Milltown, according to a statement released by the South Amboy Police Department.
During a subsequent search, Pena allegedly found heroin in DeSilvio’s jacket pocket. Police state he was in possession of 1,000 glassine envelopes, with an estimated street value of $5,000, as well as a large sum of money.
DeSilvio was transported to South Amboy police headquarters. He was charged with possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, distribution of heroin, distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet of a school, distribution of heroin within 500 feet of a public park, possession of drug paraphernalia, motor vehicle summonses for speeding and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, according to police.
DeSilvio’s bail was set at $20,000 full and he was transferred to the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick.