Steroids, Pot Seized in Bust of Hopatcong Man's Home, Cops Say

Undercover investigating leads to drug possession and distribution charges.

A Hopatcong man was charged with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of steroids after a three-week undercover investigation by the Hopatcong and Roxbury Police departments led officers to his Point Pleasant Road home Thursday.

Thomas McCusker, 39, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree possession of marijuana for distribution (less than one ounce); third-degree possesion of more than one ounce of marijuana with intent to distribute; third-degree possession of marijuana within 500 feet of a park; possession of steroids; possession of a syringe; and possesion of drug parphernalia.

Additionally, McCusker was charged with resisting arrest after he pulled away from an officer while being arrested, according to Lt. Thomas Kmetz.

Officers executed a search warrant at McCusker's home Thursday morning and found three large bags of marijuana (totaling approximately 3 ounces), a bottle of steroids, steroid pills, a scale used to distribute marijuana and drug paraphernalia, Kmetz said.

Kmetz said investigators found McCusker to have allegedly sold drugs, specifically marijuana, in Hopatcong and Roxbury over the past three weeks.

Officers from both departments, as well as the Sussex County K-9 unit, responded to his home for the search warrant.

For questions on this report, email ariana.cohn-sheehan@patch.com

Nucky Thompson January 24, 2013 at 11:56 PM
"Another day in the neighborhood, do-da, do-da!"
martie January 26, 2013 at 08:53 PM
HUFFPOST SUPER USER Bruce Farmer "Common sense Yankee" 96 Fans 14 minutes ago ( 3:31 PM) The "War on Drugs" has been a misguided, ineffective program since its inception. I just read a quick history to refresh my memory. Billions of dollars spent on useless efforts to stop the international drug trade, and drug production, sale, and abuse within the US. "Just Say No" was a farce. Legalization of Marijuana would earn the Gov't Millions instead of costing it Billions, like it does now. The "Hidden" drug problem in this country is the abuse of prescription pharmaceuticals, like Valium, Xanax, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, and Methamphetamines. And I don't mean "street Meth" or "Crank". The cost of Incarceration of people serving severe sentences foisted by antiquated laws and misinformed justices is bleeding this country dry. The many ramifications of our currently misguided drug policies are almost impossible to assign a cost to. I don't advocate the legalization of Cocaine, Heroin, and the like, but the time for legalization of marijuana has come.. Thank you Mr Farmer
G Smith January 26, 2013 at 11:39 PM
3 weeks undercover. Wow guys great job....I'd be embarrassed to post that one for the department.
jazzman January 28, 2013 at 01:18 PM
I thought the very same thing at first look,dont forget the mayor handing out all those silly rewards for storm Sandy only town NJ that had so so much carnage.Oh just heard from a source there are people in this town that refuse and have stopped paying there sewer bill, there by costing another increase this year for that dept,..therefore im calling on the Mayor for a complete audit of that payment system im not paying another dime and might have to join the club too!...ive heard its very large and "exclusive"it amazing WE the people who pay are penalized for even being a couple days late and now this with these non paying and not for a better word SCAMMERS ! and on another note i would like to thank HPD for getting that reckless driver off the street last Thursday i can tell you as a i witness to his driving we all dodged a bullet that day,this guys driving broke all records held for 911 calls made in 5mins...and oh yeah perscription....Hopatcong pd news on the Hopatcong website


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