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Prosecutor: Lyndhurst Man Sold Heroin, Cocaine From Private Home

Lorenzo, Casey Tripodi
Lorenzo, Casey Tripodi Photo Credit: MUGSHOTS: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR
Ilana Goldstein
Ilana Goldstein Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR

LYNDHURST, N.J. -- A Lyndhurst man sold heroin and cocaine from his and his wife's home on a quiet Lyndhurst street before detectives arrested them during a raid, authorities said Tuesday.

A judge ordered Lorenzo J. Tripodi, 38, held on $100,000 bail and Casey Tripodi, 34, released pending a hearing.

Also released without bal was Ilana T. Goldstein, 24, whom detectives said was carrying heroin when they stopped and arrested her after she left the Summit Avenue home.

Moments later, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said, members of his Narcotic Task Force and Lyndhurst police executed a search warrant. Besides the drugs, they found a gun and drug paraphernalia, he said.

Lorenzo Tripodi was charged with various drug and weapons counts and ordered held in the Bergen County Jail pending an initial appearance in Central Municipal Court in Hackensack on Aug. 10, the prosecutor said.

Casey Tripodi and Golstein have appearances scheduled the same day on drug possession charges, he said.

All three are unemployed, the prosecutor said.

Grewal thanked the Lyndhurst and Rutherford police departments for their roles in the investigation and arrests.

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