Grandma Famelico faces new drug dealing charges

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BY JERRY DEMARCO

Latest mugshot of Linda Famelico
Latest mugshot of Linda Famelico

A grandmother of 10 who was already facing major drug charges in Rockland County was arrested after authorities said she sold Oxycodone to an undercover detective, Mahwah and Montvale, NJ police said Friday.

Linda Famelico, 60, of Montvale, N.J., again posted bail — this time $20,000 — and was released from the Bergen County Jail early Thursday, records show.

Famelico and her husband, Aniello, also 60, were awaiting trial after the Rockland County Drug Task Force and Orangetown police charged them in May with operating a large-scale operation from a Pearl River apartment. Authorities reported finding nearly 2,000 prescription pills — including Oxycontin, Xanax and Suboxone, — along with more than five pounds of pot, three ounces of marijuana wax, THC Gummy Candy and $18,000 in cash during a raid there.

Linda Famelico, who now lives on Forest Avenue, Montvale was carrying nearly three dozen Oxycodone pills for sale when she was arrested on Wednesday, acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said Friday morning. She was charged with various counts of drug distribution and possession — including doing so within 1,000 feet of both Pascack Hills High School and the Fieldstone Middle School.

Drugs from recent bust in Pearl River
Drugs from recent bust in Pearl River

Mahwah police assisted Montvale and the prosecutor’s office in the arrest, Grewal said. An Aug. 10 first appearance was scheduled in Municipal Court.

It is at least the third time since 2013 Famelico has been arrested on drug charges. In September 2013 when she lived at 15 Grotke Road in Chestnut Ridge, Ramapo PD pressed felony drug charges against her following a raid of her home. Her husband was only arrested during one of these three arrests.
Originally published by the Daily Voice; other material included 
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