Nine Charged With Peddling Cocaine in Orangetown Bars and Restaurants, as well as Clarkstown and Haverstraw
FROM THE DA’S OFFICE
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe on Monday announced that nine individuals have been arrested on felony drug and conspiracy charges as part of a large-scale narcotics investigation into a Village of Nyack-based cocaine distribution ring operating in Orangetown, Clarkstown and Haverstraw.
The investigation began last July when District Attorney Zugibe’s Drug Task Force received information about a close-knit cocaine trafficking network operating from local bars and restaurants in Nyack and Pearl River.
District Attorney Zugibe said, “This sweep is the latest step in our ongoing campaign to stop drug dealing and drug-based violence in Rockland County. We will continue to aggressively track down those individuals who traffic in narcotics and seek to put them in prison for a long time.”
As a result of investigative means such as physical surveillance and search warrants, coupled with court-authorized electronic surveillance, the DA said it was learned that Stanley Juin (DOB December 2, 1985) of 28 South Mill Street, Nyack, New York, was overseeing the network of suppliers, re-sellers and customers. According to the charges, Juin utilized the Village of Nyack as his base of operations.
Two of Juin’s alleged re-sellers are identified as Jenna Cippoletti (DOB November 3, 1988) of 62 Tallman Avenue, #4, Nyack, New York and Paige Willock (DOB March 22, 1991) of 224 Preston Street, Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. Cippoletti and Willock worked at bars and restaurants in Nyack.
District Attorney Zugibe said Juin would meet the women at their places of employment and supply cocaine, which would be re-sold by the female defendants to their customers/patrons. Juin’s source of supply is identified by law enforcement as Gladimir Boursiquot (DOB December 20, 1985) of 7 Wargo Court, West Haverstraw.
According to the charges, Boursiquot mainly conducted his cocaine sales at bars and restaurants in Pearl River.
Boursiquot’s alleged re-sellers are identified as Kevin Michel (DOB February 9, 1990) of 2 Dina Drive, Spring Valley, Ronald Babcock (DOB January 24, 1971) of 612 Route 306, Suffern, Joseph Sweeney (DOB December 18, 1989) of 138 Townline Road, Nanuet, Matthew Sobieraj (DOB July 31, 1985) of 14 Tor Terrace, New City, New York and Jenna Pipolo (DOB April 18, 1990) of 33 Rowan Road, Pearl River, New York.
The DA said Pipolo mainly re-sold the cocaine she purchased to her customers while a patron at several bars in Pearl River. Sobieraj and Sweeney operated in Clarkstown, Babcock peddled cocaine in Ramapo and Michel operated in Spring Valley. It is alleged that Juin, Boursiquot and their associates had over 150 cocaine customers throughout Rockland County.
The defendants are variously charged with the crimes of Third-Degree Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, a Class “B” felony punishable by up to nine years in prison, Third-Degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Class “B” felony, Seventh-Degree Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance, a Misdemeanor and Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree, a class ”D” Felony.
Said Zugibe, “The result of this joint investigation with Orangetown Police should bring welcome relief to the residents of Rockland County. These arrests underscore our commitment to improve the quality of life for local families.” See Addendum for details on the arrested defendants. It should be noted that indictments and criminal complaints are merely accusations and that defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Boursiquo is charged with two counts of conspiracy in the fourth degree, two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree.