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Bound Brook woman arrested for distribution of narcotics

Bound Brook, NJ

Post Date:04/01/2019 10:15 AM

April 1, 2019- NEWS RELEASE

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Bound Brook Police Chief Vito Bet announced the arrest of Maria Yagual, age 47 of Wheatland Ave, Bound Brook, New Jersey.

Prosecutor Robertson stated that on March 28, 2019, members of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force (OCNTF), along with members of the Bound Brook Police Department arrested Maria Yagual for the distribution of Oxycodone.  The investigation began when Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office detectives received information that Yagual was distributing Oxycodone in the Bridgewater and Bound Brook area.

Prosecutor Robertson stated that a Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office undercover detective met with Defendant Yagual and purchased Oxycodone from her.   As a result of the sale of Oxycodone to the undercover officer, Task Force members, along with members of the Bound Brook Police Department arrested Yagual at her home without incident. Defendant Yagual was transported to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office where she was charged with 3rd degree distribution of Oxycodone.  Defendant Yagual was later released on her own recognizance.

Prosecutor Robertson, Chief Fodor, and Chief Bet request anyone with information to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crimes and Narcotics Task Force Unit at (908) 231-7100, or the Bound Brook Police Department (732) 356-0800, or via the STOPit app. The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office is utilizing the STOPit app as a platform to allow concerned citizens to provide information about crimes occurring in Somerset County. This app is completely anonymous and users are able to “chat” in real time with law enforcement, as well as send images and videos about crime. The app also has a Get Help section that provides phone numbers and links to important resources available in Somerset County.  The STOPit app can be downloaded to your smartphone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: “SOMERSETNJ”. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or at www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

 Note: We are required by the Rules of Court to include herein a statement explaining that the charges are merely an accusation and that the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

 Maria Yagul

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