Two men with the same
last names were arrested for drug possession and other charges following an
altercation with bouncers and responding police officers at a Belleville strip club last week, police said.
According to Belleville police, officers responded to a report that customers were assaulting security staff at Wet Go Go Bar on Belleville Avenue shortly after 8:30 p.m. last Thursday.
Police said the responding officers found two men, Eric Matarazzo, 21 of Jersey City and Gary Matarazzo, 46, of Lyndhurst, restrained by security staff after a fight. The men were combative when police arrived and intervened, police said.
Police said Gary Matarazzo punched a police officer trying to quell the altercation.
Both men allegedly continued to yell and curse as they were taken into custody. Belleville police said that when searched, Gary Matarazzo was found with 91 oxycodone pills on with him.
Police charged Gary Matarazzo with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, aggravated assault on police, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and two counts of simple assault.
Eric Matarazzo was charged with two counts of simple assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Both were held on $5,000 bail. Police were not able to say if the men were related.