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#1 Dec 22, 2011
Pa. trio arrested on drug, gun charges


?SPARTA — Three Pennsylvania residents were arrested late Monday night and charged with drug and gun offenses following a routine traffic stop on state Route 15, according to Sparta police.

At 10:59 p.m., Officer Joseph Pensado captured on radar a gold Toyota RAV4 traveling north at 74 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Facing various charges are the driver, Charlene Sweeney, 22, of Dingmans Ferry, her husband, Joseph, 29, and Anthony Zurlo, 23, of Greentown.

After stopping the vehicle the officer observed five red wax folds and a plastic syringe cap in Zurlo’s lap. Zurlo appeared to the officer to be in need of medical attention and was transported by ambulance to a hospital for treatment of a possible overdose.

Four bags of heroin and a syringe were found on Charlene Sweeney.

Ten bags of heroin and $832 in cash were found inside a concealed holster on Joseph Sweeney.

Recovered from the vehicle during a search were a loaded Glock .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun and loose rounds of ammunition, 20 more bags of heroin, eight syringes and several pieces of drug paraphernalia. A single 9mm hollow point bullet also was found in the vehicle. However, no 9mm handgun was located.

Joseph Sweeney, a convicted felon, was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, unlawful possession of a handgun by persons not permitted, possession of hollow point ammunition, possession of heroin, and possession of hypodermic needles. He was lodged in the Sussex County Jail in lieu of $22,500 bail.

Charlene Sweeney was charged with possession of heroin, possession of hypodermic needles, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of narcotics in a motor vehicle and speeding. She was released several hours later to a family member.

Zurlo was released from the hospital at 1 a.m. and transported to Sparta Police Headquarters, where he was processed and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of heroin. He was then turned over to the West Orange Police Department, where he was wanted on a narcotics warrant. He is l

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#2 Dec 22, 2011
Not nice jeanne callahan

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