Three Nabbed in Separate Drug Arrests at Drew

The following arrest information was supplied by the Madison Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.

An alleged shoplifting and trio of drug-related arrests at a borough college campus are among the incidents on the ’s crime blotter for the week of Feb. 19.

On Feb. 26 at 1:26 p.m., Ptl. James Cavezza arrested 32-year-old David Irving of Madison and charged him with shoplifting from the supermarket. Cavezza had earlier arrested Irving for a failure to appear warrant issued by Madison Municipal Court and during the process of the arrest, determined that Irving was allegedly in possession of stolen items from the store. After processing Irving was released pending a mandatory court appearance.

On Feb. 22 at 8:14 p.m., Ptl. Matthew Mirabella arrested Joshua Spear, 41, of Springfield and charged him with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mirabella had been contacted by Public Safety Officer Lt. Fabio LaManna, who had stopped Spear on campus at the school’s Lancaster Gate. Mirabella was informed by LaManna that Spear was in allegedly in possession of narcotics. He was taken to headquarters for processing and released pending a mandatory court appearance.

On Feb, 24 at 8:16 p.m., Ptl. Craig Perrelli arrested 20-year-old Martin Clark of Norwood, N.J. and 19-year-old David Lamela of West New York. He charged them with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Perrelli was contacted by Drew University Public Safety Officer Timothy Goldate, who had stopped Clark and Lamela on campus and determined that they were allegedly in possession of narcotics. They were taken to headquarters for processing released pending a mandatory court appearance.

The Madison Police Department, , and responded to 18 medical emergencies during the week; the police  investigated six motor vehicle crashes during the week.

Madison Station February 28, 2012 at 12:06 PM
I doubt it's a drug distribution center. It's a drug end point. Any college campus is going to have the demand for drugs, and the suppliers will be there to feed the demand. That said, it does seem like there have been a lot more arrests. Is the student population of Drew changing to a more drug oriented culture? I don't remember it ever being like this... unless it has just been underreported in the past.
samantha February 29, 2012 at 02:04 AM
Let's be clear,drew security(laManna)is always the arresting officer. That makes this raise questions. That officer should be investigated! I can understand if other officers were apart of an arrest but its always officer lamanna and please be clear, there are statements from drew students that has complained about this! Maybe drew should take the time out to see how he handles guest/students.
Mikey D February 29, 2012 at 02:09 AM
He deserves a commendation. I guess he's "planting" drugs on Drew Students, right? Yeah, OK.
gladtobegonefrommadison February 29, 2012 at 04:00 AM
It wouldn't be the first time Mikey D
Anonymous February 29, 2012 at 07:05 AM
Drew's security force is probably as large as the one in Mayberry.


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