Cape May Court House, New Jersey (April 17, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--- Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Cape May City Police Chief Anthony Marino announce the arrest of Michael Pasquarello, age 44, of Cape May Point, New Jersey, for Possession of MDMA “Ecstasy”. MDMA, (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), also known as Molly, is a synthetic psychoactive drug.
This arrest was the conclusion of a cooperative investigation between the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force, the Cape May City Police Department and United States Department of Homeland Security. This investigation involved narcotics allegedly being delivered to Pasquarello's residence via the United States Mail.
Michael Pasquarello was arrested on April 17, 2018, during the execution of a Court authorized search warrant at his residence on Lighthouse Avenue in Cape May Point. Seized during this investigation were pills which tested positive for MDMA.
Michael Pasquarello was charged with Possession of MDMA “Ecstasy” (3rd degree) and Possession of Marijuana under 50 grams (a disorderly persons offense). Pasquarello was processed and released on a summons pending Court proceedings. *
Prosecutor Sutherland advises that person convicted of a third degree crime is subject to a term of imprisonment of 5 to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison. Prosecutor Sutherland stated that his office will continue to work hand in hand with the local municipalities to target anyone selling or possessing illegal controlled dangerous substances.
Prosecutor Sutherland continues to urge the citizens of Cape May County to report any information regarding illegal drug activity and/or any criminal activity within community and that this information can be reported anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriffs Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net and click on anonymous tip, or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-465-2800, or the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135.
* Any charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless he is proven guilty.