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Prosecutor: Bloomfield Pair Busted in Large-Scale Drug Distribution Ring

Aristedes Statiroudis, 38, and Michael Dolias, 41, among 20 arrested following yearlong investigation.

Aristedes Statiroudis, 38. (Photo: Union County Prosecutor's Office)
Aristedes Statiroudis, 38. (Photo: Union County Prosecutor's Office)
Two Bloomfield residents were among 20 arrested following a yearlong investigation into a multi-tiered narcotics distribution ring, the Union County Prosecutor's Office said Tuesday.

A large amount of narcotics—the most prescription drugs seized in the Union County Prosecutor's Office history—and cash were confiscated as authorities raided about 12 locations in Essex and Union counties, including an Ampere Parkway residence, between late Friday and Monday, the prosecutor's office said.

Bloomfield residents Aristedes Statiroudis, 38, and Michael Dolias, 41, were among those arrested.

Statiroudis was charged with first-degree possession with intent to distribute more than 5 ounces of MDMA ("Molly"), second-degree conspiracy to distribute marijuana, second-degree possession with intent to distribute more than 5 pounds of marijuana, third-degree possession of MDMA, third-degree possession of cocaine and fourth-degree possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana. His bail was set at $300,000.

Dolias was charged with first-degree possession with intent to distribute more than 5 ounces of MDMA, second-degree possession with intent to distribute more than 5 pounds of marijuana, second-degree possession of MDMA and fourth-degree possession of marijuana. His bail was set at $250,000.

The investigation revealed a Grier Avenue location in Linden housed a fully functional heroin mill, the prosecutor's office said. The building was fortified with thick planks of wood mounted on the insides of doors and a comprehensive surveillance system, the prosecutor's office said.

Similar surveillance systems were also in place at the Ampere Parkway location as well as at an apartment on West Grand Street in Elizabeth, the prosecutor's office said.

About $116,500 was seized as well as 4.5 kilograms of MDMA, 60 grams of crack cocaine, 140 grams of cocaine, 140 grams of heroin, 14,000 counterfeit Viagra pills and more than 100 bottles containing a total of more than 10,000 units of various prescription pills, the prosecutor's office said.

This was the Union County Prosecutor's Office's largest seizure of prescription drugs and was more than the Union County Forensic Lab had processed between 2011 and 2013.

The drugs had a combined street value of more than $525,000, the prosecutor's office said. Two handguns and four vehicles—an Acura MDX, Chevy Tahoe, Mercedes-Benz sedan and a Jeep Grand Cherokee—were seized during the raids.

The investigation began with the Union County Prosecutor's Office and the Linden Police Department looking into the alleged drug sales at the Grier Avenue location, the prosecutor's office said.

Authorities determined Anthony McGriff, 27, of Linden, and Dondric Hall, 34, of Rahway, were being supplied by Sergio Pardo, 41, of South Plainfield, and Statiroudis with each of the men claiming a cut of the drug profits, according to the prosecutor's office.

McGriff and Hall are each high-ranking members of the G-Shine set of the Bloods street gang in Linden, Elizabeth, Rahway and Roselle, the prosecutor's office said.

“This investigation initially marked an effort to work with the Linden Police Department to remove what had become a thorn in the side of that community," Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park said.

“Yet it ultimately developed into a wide-reaching operation involving a dozen jurisdictions working together to dismantle a multi-tiered distribution ring that essentially served as a ‘one-stop shop’ for illegal drugs being sold throughout the county. We could not be prouder of the dedication of the investigators who worked on this case and the extraordinary degree of cooperation they exhibited."

The full list of those charged is below.

Aristedes Statiroudis

Bloomfield, New Jersey

DOB: 1/11/75

Possession with Intent to Distribute MDMA > 5 ounces – First Degree;

Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana > 5 pounds – Second Degree;

Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana > 5 pounds – Second Degree;

Possession MDMA – Third Degree;

Possession Cocaine – Third Degree;
Possession of Marijuana > 50 grams – Fourth Degree;
Bail - $300,000

Michael Dolias

Bloomfield, New Jersey

DOB: 1/20/73

Possession with Intent to Distribute MDMA > 5 ounces – First Degree;
Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana > 5 pounds – Second Degree;
Possession of CDS – MDMA – Second Degree;
Possession of CDS – Marijuana – Fourth Degree;

Bail - $250,000

 

Sergio Pardo

South Plainfield, New Jersey

DOB: 5/24/73
Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine/Heroin > 1/2 ounce – Second Degree;
Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana > 5 pounds – Second Degree;
Possession of Cocaine – Third Degree;
Possession of Oxycodone – Third Degree;
Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone – Third Degree;

Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana > 1 ounce < 5 pounds – Third Degree;

Possession of Marijuana > 50 grams – Fourth Degree;

Bail - $500,000

 

Victor Messina

Elizabeth, New Jersey

DOB: 7/26/85
Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana > 5 pounds – Second Degree;

Possession of a Firearm while Committing a CDS Offense – Second Degree;

Certain Persons – Second Degree;
Possession of Cocaine – Third Degree;
Possession of Oxycodone – Third Degree;
Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone – Third Degree;

Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana > 1 ounce – Third Degree;
Possession of Marijuana > 50 grams – Fourth Degree;


Bail - $300,000

 

Brittany Doyle

Roselle, New Jeresey

DOB: 8/31/86
Possession of Cocaine – Third Degree;

Possession of Oxycodone – Third Degree;

Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone – Third Degree;

Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana > 1 ounce – Third Degree;

Possession of Marijuana > 50 grams – Fourth Degree;

Bail - $150,000

 

Dondric Hall

Rahway, New Jersey

DOB: 1/5/80

Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine/Heroin – Second Degree;

Conspiracy to Distribute Methylone > 1 ounce – Second Degree;

Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana > 5 pounds – Second Degree;

Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin – Second Degree;

Possession of Heroin – Third Degree;

Bail - $400,000

 

Anthony McGriff

Linden, New Jersey

DOB: 1/19/87

Maintaining Drug Facility – First Degree;

Conspiracy to Distribute Methylone > 1 ounce – Second Degree;

Conspiracy to Commit Robbery – Second Degree;

Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine/Heroin > 1/2 ounce – Second Degree;

Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana > 5 pounds – Second Degree;

Possession with the Intent to Distribute – Heroin > 1/2 ounce – Second Degree;

Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana – Third Degree;

Possession of CDS – Heroin – Third Degree;

Fortified Structure – Third Degree;

Possession of CDS – Marijuana > 50 grams – Fourth Degree;

Possession with Intent to Distribute Paraphernalia – Fourth Degree

Bail - $300,000

 

Kory Reid

Linden, New Jersey

DOB: 7/24/79

Maintaining Drug Facility – First Degree;

Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine/Heroin – Second Degree;

Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana > 5 pounds – Second Degree;

Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute – Heroin >1/2 ounce – Second Degree;

Possession of CDS - Heroin – Third Degree;

Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute – Marijuana – Third Degree;

Fortified Structure – Third Degree;

Possession with Intent to Distribute Drug Paraphernalia – Fourth Degree;

Bail - $300,000

 

John Cherry

Linden, New Jersey

DOB: 12/19/77

Maintaining Drug Facility – First Degree;

Possession with Intent to Distribute – Heroin – Second Degree;

Possession of CDS – Heroin – Third Degree;

Fortified Structure – Third Degree;

Possession with Intent to Distribute – Marijuana – Third Degree;

Possession of Marijuana > 50 – Fourth Degree;

Possession with Intent to Distribute Drug Paraphernalia – Fourth Degree;

Bail - $250,000

 

Damon Reid

Linden, New Jersey

DOB: 1/17/74

Maintaining Drug Facility – First Degree;

Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin/Cocaine – Second Degree;

Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana > 5 pounds – Second Degree;

Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin – Second Degree;

Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana > 1 ounce – Third Degree;

Possession of Heroin – Third Degree;

Fortified Structure – Third Degree;

Possession of Marijuana > 50 grams – Fourth Degree;

Possession with Intent to Distribute Drug Paraphernalia – Fourth Degree;

Bail - $300,000

 

William D. Chavers

Linden, New Jersey

DOB: 5/20/80

Maintaining Drug Facility – First Degree;

Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute – Heroin – Second Degree;

Possession of CDS – Heroin – Third Degree;

Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute – Marijuana – Third Degree;

Maintaining Fortified Structure – Third Degree;

Possession of CDS – Marijuana – Fourth Degree;

Possession with Intent to Distribute Paraphernalia – Fourth Degree;

Bail - $200,000

 

Travis Dixon

Union, New Jersey

DOB: 1/2/81

Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin – Second Degree;

Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana – Second Degree;

Possession of a Firearm while Committing CDS Offense – Second Degree;

Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine – Third Degree;

Possession Heroin/Cocaine - Third Degree;

Possession of Marijuana – Fourth Degree;

Bail - $250,000

 

Ali Smith

Elizabeth, New Jersey

DOB: 11/16/90

Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine/Heroin – Second Degree;

Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana > 5 pounds – Second Degree;

Conspiracy to Distribute Methylone < 1 ounce – Third Degree;

Bail - $400,000

 

Yolanda Tucker

Rahway, New Jersey

DOB: 5/16/64

Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin – Third Degree;

Possession of Heroin – Third Degree;

Bail - $250,000

 

Corey Caddle

Jersey City, New Jersey

DOB: 3/15/75

Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine/Heroin – Third Degree;

Bail - $200,000

 

Al-Kabir Boone

Rahway, New Jersey

DOB: 2/3/88

Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine/Heroin – Second Degree;

Bail - $300,000

 

Rodney Butler

Linden, New Jersey

DOB: 9/7/71

Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin/Cocaine – Third Degree;

Bail - $300,000

 

Johnny Rozier

Plainfield, New Jersey

DOB: 1/28/73

Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin/Cocaine < 1/2 ounce – Third Degree;

Bail - $300,000

 

Deshawn McDonald

Newark, New Jersey

DOB: 9/8/84

Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin – Second Degree;

Bail - $200,000

 

Charles Cunningham

Union, New Jersey

DOB: 11/9/59

Possession of CDS;

Resisting Arrest;

Bail - $100,000





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