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Grandma Accused In Big Drug Operation Charged With Selling Oxy In Montvale

Linda Famelico
Linda Famelico Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR

MONTVALE, N.J. -- A Montvale grandmother of 10 who was already facing major drug charges in Rockland County was arrested after authorities said she sold Oxycodone to an undercover detective, authorities said Friday.

Linda Famelico, 60, again posted bail -- this time $20,000 -- and was released from the Bergen County Jail early Thursday, records show.

Famelico and her husband, Aniello, also 60, were awaiting trial after the Rockland County Drug Task Force and Orangetown police charged them in May with operating a large-scale operation from a Pearl River apartment.

Authorities reported finding nearly 2,000 prescription pills -- including Oxycontin, Xanax and Suboxone, -- along with more than five pounds of pot, three ounces of marijuana wax, THC Gummy Candy and $18,000 in cash during a raid there.

Linda Famelico, who now lives on Forest Avenue, was carrying nearly three dozen Oxycodone pills for sale when she was arrested on Wednesday, acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said Friday morning.

She was charged with various counts of drug distribution and possession -- including doing so within 1,000 feet of both Pascack Hills High School and the Fieldstone Middle School.

Mahwah police assisted Montvale and the prosecutor's office in the arrest, Grewal said.

An Aug. 10 first appearance was scheduled in Municipal Court.

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