Secaucus Anti-Crime Unit Recover Rifle and Methamphetamine During Motor Vehicle Stop
From Secaucus Police, Posted 02-22-2023
On February 21, 2023 at 4:53 P.M. the Secaucus Police Anti-Crime Unit were patrolling the Route 3 East corridor. While on patrol, they observed a 2017 Gray Chevrolet Cruze driving on the white dotted lane marker for a significant distance. After observing this motor vehicle violation, they stopped the vehicle in the area of 215 Route 3 East.
During the motor vehicle, detectives conducted a consensual search of the vehicle. During the search, detectives located a quantity of crystal methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a Remington Game Master Pump Action .243 caliber Rifle. Joshua Hakes, 39, and Diane Dziaba, 44, both of Bath, NY were arrested.
“The Anti-Crime Unit will continue to proactively patrol the Town of Secaucus to keep our residents safe and apprehend those who insist on committing crimes within our Town,” Chief Dennis Miller said. “I am extremely proud of these detectives who continue to put forth an extraordinary effort each and every day.”
Joshua Hakes was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm [2C:39-5c(1)], Possession of Methamphetamine [2C:35-10a(1)] and Certain Persons Not to Possess Firearms [2C:39-7b(3)]. Diane Dziaba was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm [2C:39-5c(1)], Possession of Methamphetamine [2C:35-10a(1)] and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia [2C:36-2]. They were lodged in the Hudson County Jail.
These charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.