BAYONNE -- Operating on a tip that two individuals were dealing drugs, the Bayonne Vice Squad began a surveillance operation last week that led to the arrest of Clinton McComb, 47, and Stephen Agnello, 55, both of Bayonne, for allegedly selling heroin and endangering the welfare of an elderly person. Kim Rolan, 45, of Edison, has also been charged with possession of heroin.
Police Chief Robert Kubert said that McComb and Agnello allegedly drove around in their alleged drug-dealing operation with McComb’s 89 year old mother as cover,
McComb, Kubert said, had just been released after serving a five-year sentence for drug dealing.
Several undercover police units began following a car in which Agnello was driving, McComb’s mother was in the passenger seat and McComb in the back seat.
The car, according to Kubert, pulled over at a midtown address which is also currently under surveillance by police for suspected drug distribution.
“McComb exited the car and went inside, and was there for one or two minutes when he came out counting money,” Kubert said, reading from the police report.
The car drove off followed by undercover police units to the parking lot of a warehouse/business on Port Terminal Boulevard where, Rolan came out of the building and an item was exchanged for money.
One of the undercover units continued to follow the car with the two men when it drove off. Officers from another unit approached Rolan and arrested her. She was allegedly found in possession of five packets of suspected heroin, marked with the name “Flood Zone.”
The vehicle with Agnello, McComb, and McComb's mother was pulled over at 32nd Street and Route 440, where McComb and Agnello were placed under arrest.
“When the officer approached McComb’s mother, she asked if he was a friend of Clinton’s,” Kubert said. “She seemed disoriented. She did not seem in distress or in need of medical care. So one of the officers drove her home and left her in the care of her daughter.”
Kubert said a search of McComb produced 59 packets of alleged heroin, each marked with “Flood Zone,” as well as $218 in cash suspected as proceeds from drug sales.
McComb and Agnello were both charged with possession of narcotics within 1,000 feet of a school, conspiracy to violate narcotics laws, possession of heroin, distribution of heroin within 500 feet of a public place, and neglect of the elderly.
Both were sent to the Hudson County Correctional Facility on $75,000 cash bail each.