FORT LEE — A Palisades Park police officer has been charged with possessing cocaine and steroids, authorities stated.
Authorities searched Richard J. Giacobone’s house after receiving info on Nov. 9 from the Palisades Park Police Division that he is perhaps “beneath the affect of unlawful narcotics,” the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Workplace stated in a information launch.
Giacobone, 39, was arrested later that day and charged with possessing anabolic steroids, cocaine and marijuana, in addition to for possessing giant capability magazines.
Giacobone labored as an officer for the New Milford Police Division, however resigned in 2015 to take a job within the Palisades Park Police Division, NorthJersey.com beforehand reported.
Giacobone at present earns $eighty one,one hundred and one, in line with state wage data.
Giacobone is scheduled to seem in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Courtroom Dec. 1 at eight:30 a.m.
The Palisades Park Police Chief didn’t instantly return requests for remark.
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