Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Man Charged with Selling Heroin in School Zone

It was the second time, within two years, that the Riverside resident was charged with distributing heroin near the schools.  
Gary R. Dubell of Riverside, NJ
On September 1, 2016, the Riverside Township Police executed a search warrant at a residence on Washington Street after a lengthy investigation into the manufacturing and distribution of heroin.  As a result, the police located evidence of the packaging and distribution of heroin within the residence.  The homeowner and suspect, Gary R. Dubell, 33 years of age, was charged with Distribution of CDS within 500 feet of Public Property, Distribution of CDS within 1000 feet of a School Zone, Distribution of Heroin, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The residence is located in close proximity to the Riverside High School, Middle School and Elementary School and Spring Garden Park.  Dubell’s girlfriend, Amanda Yannarella, 28 years of age, who also resides at this residence, was charged with numerous narcotics-related offenses for her involvement.  Yannarella was taken into custody, charged and released pending court.  Dubell, who was already lodged at Burlington County Jail earlier in the day on a separate incident, was served with criminal complaints on these new charges and committed on $75,000 full bail. 

This is not the first time the Riverside Police have been called to investigate illegal narcotics activity at Dubell’s residence.    In 2014, the Riverside Police launched an investigation after numerous heroin overdose cases occurred stemming from the use of heroin bags stamped with the markings “Dead Man”.   The investigation led police to Dubell at his Washington Street address and the execution of a residential search warrant.  Approximately 1000 bags of heroin marked “Dead Man”, cocaine and crystal methamphetamine, along with packaging materials were located within his residence.  As a result, Dubell, was charged with Distribution of CDS within 500 feet of Public Property, Distribution of CDS within 1000 feet of a School Zone, Manufacturing/Distribution of Heroin, Possession of a Weapon in the course of committing a drug offense, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Dubell was later convicted of Manufacturing/Distributing Heroin, a 3rd degree crime.  As a part of Dubell’s sentencing, he was ordered to participate in the Burlington County Drug Court Program.  It was discovered through this recent investigation that Dubell, while participating in that program, had continued to acquire, package and distribute heroin within the Township of Riverside from his residence.  

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