A Jersey City suspect was arraigned today on multiple drug charges following his arrest yesterday by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and Bloomfield police.
Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that as part of a series of on-going drug investigations in Bloomfield a task force of detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics and the Bloomfield Police Department conducted a plainclothes surveillance operation on Tuesday afternoon in the vicinity of 270 Bloomfield Avenue.
At 2:50 p.m., Mark “Sky” Skladany, 24, of Jersey City, arrived on the scene in a 2000 Mazda pick-up truck.
“The suspect parked his vehicle in the rear lot of the apartment complex,” Sheriff Fontoura noted. “He exited the pick-up truck then loitered in the area as if he were waiting for someone. When our officers noticed a large bugle in left front pocket of his cargo pants they moved in to further investigate.”
Skladany was found to be in possession of 531 heroin-filled glassine envelopes, stamped ‘LOBSTER KING’ in red ink and placed under arrest.
Skladany was charged with possession of CDS, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of the Berkeley School and possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 500 feet of Berkeley Heights Park.
The suspect was also found to be under supervised release from the New Jersey State Parole Board.
At today’s arraignment, Skladany was ordered held at the county jail in lieu of $200,000 cash bond only.