Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives John J. Kuczynski, Lebanon Township Police Chief Jack Gale, and High Bridge Borough Police Chief Brett Bartman announced that a joint investigation by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, & Narcotics Task Force the Lebanon Township Police Department, and the High Bridge Borough Police Department has led to the arrest of one individual for numerous narcotics offenses.


According to Prosecutor Kearns, “The joint investigation resulted in the arrest of Austin Vasallo, age 20, of High Bridge, NJ, on October 5, 2017. Mr. Vasallo was charged with two counts of 2nd degree Distribution of LSD, two counts of 3rd degree Distribution of MDMA, 3rd degree Distribution of Cocaine, 4th degree Distribution of Marijuana, 4th degree Distribution of Marijuana Edibles, and 4th degree Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms.  Ms. Vasallo was also charged with two counts of Possession of Marijuana and one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, all disorderly person offenses. The crimes occurred in Lebanon Township and High Bridge Borough during September and October.”

Mr. Vasallo was processed and lodged in the Somerset County Jail.

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