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Upper Township man arrested and charged on narcotic charges and possession of weapon

October 17, 2014

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor announces the arrest of 48 year old Angelo Cuculino a resident of Upper Township, New Jersey, during the execution of a search warrant in the Marmora section of Upper Township, New Jersey.

On October 16, 2014, members of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force with assistance from members of the New Jersey State Police Woodbine Barracks Detective Bureau concluded a narcotics investigation with the execution of a Court Authorized Search Warrant at a residence located on 600 block of South Shore Road in the Marmora section of Upper Township, New Jersey. As a result of the execution of the search warrant, an amount of alpha-pyrrolidinopeniophenone, a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance, over 28 grams of marijuana and three firearms were seized, along with $19,225.00 in US Currency. A passenger style motor vehicle utilized by Angelo Cuculino during this investigation, was also seized and is pending civil forfeiture.

As a result of the investigation, Angelo Cuculino was charged with the following and lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Facility in lieu of $75,000.00 full cash bail;
Possession of a schedule I controlled dangerous substance, a third degree crime.
Possession with intent to distribute a a schedule I controlled dangerous substance, a third degree crime.
Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, a third degree crime.
Unlawful possession of a weapon, a second degree crime.
Certain person not to possess a weapon, a second degree crime.
Possession of a weapon during the commission of a CDS offence, a second degree crime.

Prosecutor Taylor advises that persons convicted of a second degree crime are subject to a term of imprisonment of 5 to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison; persons convicted of a fourth degree crime are subject to a term of imprisonment up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison. Prosecutor Taylor continues to urge the citizens of Cape May County to report any information regarding illegal drug activity and or any criminal activity within community and that this information can be reported anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriffs Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net and click on anonymous tip, or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-465-2800 or 877-465-2801, Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1168.