Retired NYPD cop and two sons charged in Barnegat with drug possession

Barnegat Police raided the house of retired New York City police officer Salvatore Costa.  Costa, and his sons Guiseppe and Salvatore were all arrested.  Inside, police allegedly found unknown quantities of steroids,  cocaine, marijuana, oxycodone and other drug paraphernalia.  An undisclosed amount of cash and two handguns that were properly registered were also seized. 

Salvatore Costa Sr is charged with two third-degree counts of drug possession, as well as possession of paraphernalia and a hypodermic syringe.  I’d like to know why he is not charged with intent to distribute.  It could really impact the case moving forward.

Salvatore Costa Jr is charged with two counts of third-degree drug possession, third-degree drug possession with the intent to distribute, third-degree drug distribution and fourth-degree evidence tampering as well as possession of drug paraphernalia. 

 Guiseppe Costa is charged with third-degree drug possession, third-degree drug possession with the intent to distribute, possession of paraphernalia and possession of under 50 grams of marijuana.

Family co-defendant cases are always interesting since you know that no one is going to flip on the others.  Thus, everyone usually moves together.  I know it looks bad for this family, but if they get good attorneys, it should turn out good for them.  I’ve done much better with worse.  Story is here.

Steroids, guns and cash allegedly found at the home of Salvatore Costa, 48, when police raided his home on Sterling Lane in Barnegat on Wednesday.

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New Jersey Attorney focusing on white collar crime, street crime, business law, identity theft and family law.

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