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PIP Police Find Pickup With Drugs, Stolen Plates In Tenafly

James Lombardi
James Lombardi Photo Credit: COURTESY: Palisades Interstate Parkway PD

TENAFLY, N.J. -- A Staten Island man stopped by Palisades Interstate Parkway police in Tenafly was carrying anabolic steroids, heroin, cocaine and assorted drug paraphernalia -- including a modified Red Bull can used to hide some of the contraband -- in his pickup truck, authorities said Tuesday.

Officer David Moscaritolo stopped the southbound truck, which had its headlights off, at 10:45 p.m. Saturday, Police Chief Michael Coppola said.

A rear license plate was mounted over another one and the registration didn't match, he said.

Backups arrived as the plate came back stolen, Coppola said.

The driver, 45-year-old James Lombardi of Staten Island, was carrying a spring-loaded Mini Joker switchblade knife, he said.

Coppola said a consented search of the vehicle turned up:

a clear plastic bag of heroin;

a clear plastic bag of cocaine;

two small yellow suspected Hydromorphone pills;

an orange straw with drug residue;

a pack of EZWider rollilng paper;

a glass tile with drug residue

A backpack in the rear held the matching stolen license plate, Testosterone Cypionate anabolic steroid, three hypodermic syringes, three prescription medication bags bearing other people's names, a wooden case containing a metal pipe saturated with drug residue and the Red Bull can, the chief said.

The can contained 20 small clear plastic zipping-lock bags, and a pill bottle with drug residue.

Lombardi was being held on $50,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with a variety of drug and paraphernalia possession offenses, as well as stolen property and weapons charges.

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