Press Release-Verona / Cedar Grove Drug Investigation

Cedar Grove Police Department
Press Release
Joint Verona/Cedar Grove Police Drug Investigation
Results In Charges Against Three Suspects

Date:  September 8, 2016 
            A two-month long joint investigation conducted by the Verona and Cedar Grove Police Departments into persons suspected of illegally distributing Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) resulted into the execution of arrest and search warrants on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 on Franklin Street in Verona.  The arrested parties and charges are as follows:
Lauren D. Traettino, 26, of Verona was charged with illegally possessing, conspiring to sell, and selling CDS Xanax to an undercover police officer, in addition to illegally possessing nine (9) glassine envelopes containing CDS Heroin, drug paraphernalia and six (6) hypodermic needles.  She was processed on all charges and released pending Superior Court Arraignment in Newark after posting bond on a $50,000 bail.
Kathy Y. Hilton-Traettino, 62, of Verona was charged with conspiring with Lauren D. Traettino and Joshua P. Munn to illegally distribute CDS Xanax.  She was processed on the charge and released pending a Superior Court Arraignment.
Warrants were issued for the arrest of Joshua P. Munn, 26, of Fairfield on charges he illegally possessed, conspired to sell and sold CDS Xanax to an undercover police officer.  Police are currently seeking Munn and he has been entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computer as a wanted person.

The Cedar Grove Police Department requests that the public report all suspicious activity observed, as it occurs.  The police department telephone number is 973-239-4100 and in case of emergency 9-1-1.  All reports are investigated and all assistance is appreciated.
All persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty.