Joint Investigation in Morris, Sussex and Bergen Counties Yields Narcotics, Multiple Firearms and $300,000 in Suspected Proceeds

January 30, 2020

 

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, and Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Andrew Miller announce the arrest of Samuel J. Rozynski and Alona Goulbournes following a long-term drug investigation in Morris, Sussex, and Bergen Counties. This investigation culminated on January 29, 2020, when law enforcement officers from multiple agencies executed three (3) search warrants in Sparta, Cliffside Park and Parsippany, which resulted in the seizure of approximately 350 grams of cocaine, thirty-seven (37) pounds of marijuana, numerous firearms, and over $300,000 in suspected drug distribution proceeds.

The following individuals were arrested as a result of this investigation.

Samuel J. Rozynski, age 44 of Sparta, NJ, was charged with the following:

  • 1 count of First-Degree Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute
  • 1 count of First-Degree Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute
  • 1 count of Second-Degree Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Dangerous Substances
  • 1 count of Second-Degree Money Laundering
  • 3 counts of Second-Degree Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of CDS Offenses
  • 1 count of Third-Degree Possession of Cocaine and Marijuana Within 1,000 Feet of School Property
  • 1 count of Third-Degree Possession of Cocaine
  • 1 count of Fourth-Degree Possession of Marijuana
  • 1 count of Fourth-Degree Possession of Prohibited Weapons and Devices (large capacity ammunition magazines)

Rozynski is currently in custody at the Morris County Correctional Facility, pending a detention hearing.

Alona Goulbourne, age 37 of Cliffside Park, NJ, was charged with the following:

  • 1 count of Second-Degree Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Dangerous Substances
  • 1 count of Third-Degree Money Laundering

Goulbourne is has been released on pretrial monitoring conditions.

Prosecutor Knapp said “The cooperation and coordination of investigative efforts by all involved agencies culminated in this very significant seizure of drugs and firearms. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to reduce the supply of illicit drugs.”

Prosecutor Knapp, Acting Chief Kimker, and Chief Miller would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance and commitment to this long-term investigation: Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Operations Division, Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Section, Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department, Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, Hopatcong Police Department, Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Cliffside Park Police Department, Little Falls Police Department, Sparta Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, and the New Jersey State Police.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, this defendant is presumed innocent until he is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected] or by phone at 973-829-8159.

 

 

Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp Promotes Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Detective to Detective Supervisor

January 28, 2020

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp promoted Detective Janine Buchalski to the rank of Detective Supervisor. Detective Supervisor Buchalski will assist the supervising of the Professional Standards Unit.

Prosecutor Knapp administered the oath of office to Detective Supervisor Buchalski on January 24, 2020 at the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

Detective Supervisor Buchalski started with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office as a victim advocate in August 2004, being promoted to detective in March 2008. Between 2008 and 2012, Buchalski was assigned to the General Investigations Unit, On-Call Missing Persons, Domestic Violence Unit and the Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit. During her time in the SC/CEU, she was recognized by the Morris County Detective’s Association and awarded the Meritorious Service Award in 2010 and a Certificate of Recognition in 2011. In 2012, Buchalski was hired by the Division of Criminal Justice, where she was assigned to the Government Corruption Bureau. She was recognized by Director Elie Honig for her participation in indicting and then securing $3.6 million in forfeitures and penalties in the largest Pay-to-Play case in New Jersey state history.  In 2015, Buchalski joined the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation as a Special Agent, where her work on the “Questionable Contracting: No Bids, Lax Oversight and a Monopoly in Online Tax Sales” investigation was presented to the New Jersey Legislature, to request statutory changes to protect New Jersey citizens.  In 2017, Buchalski returned to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office where she is currently assigned to the Professional Standards Unit. Detective Supervisor Buchalski also instructs at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy as a classroom instructor and at the Division of Criminal Justice Police Academy as a physical training instructor.

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected] by phone at 973-829-8159.

 

Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp Promotes Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Detective to Detective Supervisor

Detective Supervisor Janine Buchalski, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, and Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker.

Members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Educate Roxbury Middle School Students on Bullying Issues

January 24, 2020

On January 24, 2020, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Samantha DeNegri and Detective Supervisor Patrick LaGuerre provided a presentation to the 7th and 8th grade students at Eisenhower Middle School in Roxbury. Under the supervision of Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, the program came to fruition through the request of Eisenhower Middle School’s principal, Paul Gallagher.

Supervising Assistant Prosecutor DeNegri and Detective Supervisor LaGuerre explained to the students what constitutes bullying and bias crimes, as well as the repercussions that may result from committing these acts, even later in life. Presenters stressed the importance of properly reporting instances of bullying, both in-person and online, and exercising good judgment when it comes to what you post online or share with friends. Students from each grade participated throughout the program by asking questions and providing examples of the scenarios discussed by the presenters.

Prosecutor Knapp said “It is important to my office that the students of Morris County are properly educated on the dangers of bullying and bias crimes. We believe that all students have the right to attend school each and every day without fear”.

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected] by phone at 973-829-8159.

 

Members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Educate Roxbury Middle School Students on Bullying Issues

Left to right: Eisenhower Middle School Assistant Principal Jessica Swaim, Roxbury Police Department Detective Thomas Gaboda, Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Samantha DeNegri, Detective Supervisor Patrick LaGuerre, School Resource Officer Brian Feeney, and Principal Paul Gallagher.