Perth Amboy Police Bust Unlicensed Tattoo Parlor & Make 5 Drug Arrests

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PERTH AMBOY – Members of the Perth Amboy Police Department’s detective bureau assisting the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General’s Division of Consumer Affairs with a random inspection of a barber shop on Madison Avenue arrested five suspects on drug charges and discovered an unlicensed tattooing and piercing parlor in the business’ basement.

Officials carried out the inspection of The Supreme Clientele Barber Shop on Friday, Sept. 7. The Attorney General’s Office checks for licensing, conditions of the barber shop and to make sure all regulations are being adhered to.

Police recovered and seized 25 boxes of Viagra, 71 Ecstasy pills, a clear plastic sandwich bag containing cocaine and four vials containing liquid steroids from the establishment, authorities announced. The total street value of the narcotics recovered is approximately $6,000, police said.

The suspects arrested include:

1) Joel Alberto Torres, 31, who was charged with possession of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute, distribution within 1000 feet of McGinnis School, sale of CDS within 500 feet of a public park (Elliot Fink), possession of prescription drugs, possession of synthetic drugs (steroids), promoting gambling, and possession a of gambling device. Judge Emery Toth set bail at $30,000 with no 10 percent option.

2) Reynaldo Cruz, 51, who was charged with possession of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute, distribution within 1000 feet of McGinnis School, sale of CDS within 500 feet of a public park (Elliot Fink), possession of prescription drugs, possession of synthetic drugs (steroids), and possession a of gambling device. Judge Emery Toth set bail at $30,000 with no 10 percent option.

3) Santos Rivera, 28, who was charged with possession of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute, distribution within 1000 feet of McGinnis School, sale of CDS within 500 feet of a public park (Elliot Fink), possession of prescription drugs, and possession a of gambling device. Judge Emery Toth set bail at $30,000 with no 10 percent option.

4) Aaron Jones, 32, who was charged with possession of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute, distribution within 1000 feet of McGinnis School, sale of CDS within 500 feet of a public park (Elliot Fink), possession of prescription drugs, possession of synthetic drugs, and possession a of gambling device. Judge Emery Toth set bail at $30,000 with no 10 percent option. Jones also had an outstanding contempt of court warrant for $1,254

5) Angel Rivera Santos, 22, of Carteret, was charged with possession of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute, distribution within 1000 feet of McGinnis School, sale of CDS within 500 feet of a public park (Elliot Fink), possession of prescription drugs, and possession a of gambling device. Judge Emery Toth set bail at $30,000 with no 10 percent option.

In addition, Manual Antonio Contreras, Jr., 28, was arrested on a contempt of court warrant for $2,500.

The charges are merely accusations and the suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.


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