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Bergen Doctor Described As ‘Candy Man’ And ‘El Chapo Of Opioids’ Charged With Distributing Opioids

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Oakland NJ, A Bergen County doctor has been charged with distributing opioids without a legitimate medical reason and falsifying medical records to cover it up, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Robert Delagente, 45, of Oakland, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with one count of distribution of controlled dangerous substances and one count of obstruction of justice. Delagente is scheduled to appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven C. Mannion in Newark federal court.

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What to Do When You Need a Rehab

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In the digital era, there are more than one million teens who rely on illegal drugs for a high. A huge number of them are into drug abuse and alcohol dependence. Not all of them require inpatient care or locate a rehab facility to help them deal with the addiction issue. Two things need to be achieved to avoid that, namely:

  • The total cessation of any substance abuse
  • The teen’s family need to demonstrate a willingness to talk about improving the addiction problem and finding a solution.

That is easier said than done. Particularly, if you are the parent of the teen in need of finding a rehab. What can you do if you need rehab? It is a case of helping them sooner than later. Their very psyche and brain fitness depend on it. Their quality of life will significantly improve far into adulthood.

How to make an informed decision regarding your nearest rehab?

First off, you need to obtain multiple recommendations or referrals for a drug rehab from your physician. Further to that, you should scan the website for rehab facilities that are nearby to see what they all include in their treatment program.

Where is the rehab facility located?

Location is of utmost importance as you will not just drop off your teenager and go away. It is crucial that the parent plays an integral part in their child’s addiction problem. Besides, you need to have your plans in place to visit your child regularly. Many rehab facilities are unwilling to accept your child unless you commit to playing an active role in their recovery.

How much do they charge?

Knowing the costs will assist one in making informed comparisons between different facilities. Additionally, it will help you gain a better understanding of what your insurance or Medical aid will cover. You need to ask what is available in the form of financial assistance.

What about their treatment philosophy?

Does the rehab facility to treat people within a group or are they separated? Research shows that drug rehab for teens has a higher success rate should the adolescent patient be isolated from adult patients.

Then there is the 12-step model you need to be aware of. You should be mindful of the fact that a spiritual component makes up a part of this. The parent of the teen needs to establish if their child is receptive to this. If not, it will hurt their recovery.

Does the rehab facility accommodate your child’s educational needs?

To find a rehab facility is not an easy task. Just because your teen is part of a drug rehab program, doesn’t mean their rights to education should be sacrificed. One needs to consider their emotional needs. Also, do they offer psychological therapy, and how regularly would the child meet with his or her therapist? Is there any parental participation required? What about a set “Family Day”? At a later stage, your child will be allowed to spend weekends at home once recovery warrants it.

You need to spend a lot of time doing so, in order for your child to gain back their normal and happy life, away from the abusive substance. But in the end, it is worth it as it will ensure your teen recovers faster.

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Law Enforcement Considers Drug Sniffing Rabbit

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Paramus NJ, the Paramus Police Department is considering a drug sniffing rabbit to add to their crime fighting arsenal .

The Police department seems to be taking a wait and see attitude on Facebook ,”We are waiting to see how this works out”

“Waterford Township Police Department (NJ) is at Rabbit Narcotics Training
Rabbit Town, MD

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Three Bronx Men Charged In Conspiracy To Distribute Heroin And Fentanyl in New Jersey

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NEWARK NJ , Three New York men have been charged for their participation in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl after they were arrested at a heroin mill in Bronx, New York, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today.

Jhan Carlos Capellan Maldonado, 30, Jose Antonio Vasquez Pena a/k/a “Tono,” 46, and Dilson Vasquez Genao, 22, all of Bronx, are charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute approximately 100 grams of more of suspected heroin and fentanyl. Maldonado appeared March 6, 2019, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph A. Dickson, and was detained. Pena and Genao appeared last week before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael A. Hammer and were detained.

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Additional People Charged in Conspiracy to Distribute over 5 Keys of Cocaine in Bergen County

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Fort Lee NJ, Four additional people have been charged for their respective roles in a conspiracy to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today.

Victoria Irizarry, 30, of Fort Lee, New Jersey; Marisol Vargas, 34, of Rowland Heights, California; Daniel Estrella, 28, of Lyndhurst, New Jersey; and Cohen Easton, 46, a/k/a “Power,” of Paterson, New Jersey, are charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute approximately five kilograms or more of suspected cocaine.

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Proposed Marijuana Legislation Leaves Employers in the Weeds

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While we hear a lot about the benefits of legalizing recreational marijuana—the business opportunities it provides, expungement of criminal records, where dispensaries will be located and the like—no one is talking about the human resource ramifications. Yes, decriminalizing recreational marijuana is a step forward in many ways, but there are holes in the legislation that leave lots of questions for businesses.

As recreational use of marijuana loses its criminalization and stigma, business owners and human resources need to be extra cautious as they prepare for implementation to manage risk and employee behavior.

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EDGEWATER COUPLE ARRESTED ON WEAPONS AND DRUG CHARGES

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Edgewater NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced today the arrests of ALEXIS MERCEDES (DOB: 10/22/1986; single; unemployed) and KATHERINE CASTILLO (DOB 01/09/1995; single; unemployed) both of 100 Alexander Way, Apt. 930, Edgewater, New Jersey. The arrests are the result an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

In October 2018, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Squad began an investigation into potential criminal activity by Alexis MERCEDES and Katherine CASTILLO. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that MERCEDES and CASTILLO were providing fictitious and/or fraudulent identification in order to establish residency. On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, BCPO detectives executed a search warrant at MERCEDES’s and CASTILLO’s residence in Edgewater, New Jersey as well as two vehicles used by them.

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Twp. of Washington Juvenile Charge in Drug Deal Gone Bad Hit and Run

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Twp. of Washington NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of a 17-year-old JUVENILE from Washington Township, NJ, on charges of Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Endangering An Injured Victim, Leaving The Scene Of A Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury, and Assault By Auto. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, and the Washington Township Police Department under the direction of Chief Glenn Hooper.

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Two Men Indicted for Operating Large-Scale Heroin Mill in Penthouse of Fort Lee,Luxury High-Rise

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Fort Lee NJ, Two men were indicted today for operating a heroin mill out of a penthouse apartment unit in luxury, residential high-rise tower in Fort Lee, New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Richard Fernandez, 36, and Carlos Mosquea-Diaz, 36, are charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and fentanyl. Fernandez is also charged with possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime. 

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Reader says ,we need to admit we have a problem

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Hear, hear Ridgewood parent! We need to stand up to these bullies in the REA and our BOE and claim back our schools. Fishbein, Gorman, and a number of the Trustees need to go. It starts at the top and until we admit our schools are no longer what they once were, we cannot begin to address the multitude of problems.