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Summit Police Seize 30 Pounds of Marijuana Worth Around $200,000

Two men transported marijuana from out-of-state through a shipping agency in Summit. Numerous charges made against both men, who are being held in Union County jail.

Summit Police arrested two Brooklyn residents on Monday for possession with about 30 pounds of marijuana.

Summit Police Chief Robert Weck commended his officers and noted, “the drugs seized, which have a street value of approximately $200,000, were effectively kept off our city streets. This is an excellent example of what can be accomplished when governmental agencies share information and work together.”

Thomas I. Juilet, 59, and Onofrio Genovese, 53, were arrested after a joint investigation was conducted by the Summit Police Department Detective Bureau, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, the Drug Enforcement Agency, which revealed that a sizable quantity of marijuana was being transported through a shipping agency in Summit from out of state.

"Officers from these agencies initiated surveillance on said business and apprehended Mr. Juliet and Mr. Genovese after they had taken possession of the suspicious packages," according to a press release from Summit Police Department. "The parcels were found to contain approximately 30 pounds of marijuana, which had been vacuum sealed and placed inside the two cardboard boxes."

Both men were charged with possession of marijuana over 50 grams, possession with intent to distrubute marijuana, distribution of marijuana within a thousand feet of school property and distribution of marijuana near a public place.

Genovese and Juliet were taken to Union County Jail in default of $100,000 bail, no ten percent.

For further information, please call Det/Lt. Michael J. Rabasca, Detective Bureau Commander, at (908) 277-9400.

Editor's note: This information was submitted to Summit Patch by Summit Police Department.

FlyingTooLow December 20, 2012 at 04:52 PM
This is pathetic. Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crimes... to those that are REAL crimes. I spent 5 years in Federal Prison for a marijuana offense. While I was there, I watched armed bank robbers come and go in as little as 20 months. After 3 years 'behind the wall,' I pointed this out to the parole board. Their response: “You must understand, yours was a very serious offense.” How do you respond to that mentality? I laughed about the parole panel's comment for 2 more years (as I still sat in prison), then wrote my book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank No, it is not a treatise on disproportionate sentences. . I wrote about the escapades that led to my incarceration. I admit, I had a great time. No one was injured, no one was killed, firearms were not involved...there were no victims. We were Americans pursuing happiness in our own way. Harming no one...nor their property.

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