Lacey Inn Resident Charged With Dealing Drugs, Assaulting Cops

Nicholas Cicerello arrested outside Forked River motel after brief struggle

A resident of the Lacey Inn was charged with drug offenses Monday after police executed a search warrant at the Forked River motel.

Nicholas Cicerello, 18, was arrested after a brief struggle with officers from the Lacey Police Department and the Prosecutor's Office Special Operations Group, Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford said in a release.

Officers arrived at the North Main Street motel with search and arrest warrants and observed Cicerello walking in the area. He fled on foot when officers tried to arrest him, Ford said, but was taken into custody after a chase.

Police seized 36 Roxicet pills, heroin and $680 in cash.

Cicerello was charged with two counts each of possession with intent to distribute; possession of a controlled dangerous substance, distribution of a controlled dangerous substance; resisting arrest; and assault on a police officer.

Superior Court Judge Ronald Hoffman set bail at $100,000, no 10 percent option.

Tony D November 20, 2012 at 08:59 PM
ahhh red 228 aint his class rank its what Lacey Hs is ranked in the state but hey as long as the sports team won
Fast Willie November 20, 2012 at 11:16 PM
If the cops drank their coffee the hotel parking lot then the place would empty out pretty quick.
Mary Jones November 20, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Neither does his parents! He's 18 old enough to make the right choices! But it's real easy to comment on other people when you and your kids are probably soooo perfect! I'm sure you have never done anything questionable in your whole life even as a teenager.... You really should try to be a more compassionate person because I can't imagine how embarrassed his parents and family must be. They put their last name in the paper in a town so small and obviously filled with judgemental people. Drugs and pills are so out of control in NJ, but put blame where it lies with the person who committed the offense! I'd be willing to wager that his family is not only very ashamed but would be willing to do anything to help him.
grace November 20, 2012 at 11:57 PM
anyone know the officers name that he assaulted?
PeopleAnnoyMe November 21, 2012 at 09:56 AM
Im sorry but it does not say anywhere that he "assaulted" anyone sweetie.. This is how stories get started, when you ASSUME, or read what you want to read... It says BRIEF STRUGGLE
Joe November 21, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Read the article.Says he was charged with assault on a Police officer So who's assuming!!!
Chris November 21, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Brief struggle = assault as soon as a civilian places their hands on an officer of the law, it's considered assault... Look it up.
MissLOL November 21, 2012 at 03:18 PM
hey how about you watch what you say cuz your probably no tperffect you self and just bc our parents makes doesntmean they create are live .. ppl make there own choices . so how about you shutr mouth .. thanks
MissLOL November 21, 2012 at 03:21 PM
seriously .. its ashame
Lacey Resident November 21, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Just figured out who Pplannyme is, sweetie... There comes a time when no matter what help is offered or support provided, you can do no more. I wonder what his customers are going to do now...
GreggHeff November 21, 2012 at 06:45 PM
its funny how everyone has something to say, guarentee half of yall dont even know the kid and more than half the stuff this website publishes isn't even true. hope yall feel better trying to put down someone who is already at shipbottom. grow da f#*k up. YOU ALL are the reall losers.
who did what November 21, 2012 at 08:35 PM
thank you for your honest and brave approach
BN November 21, 2012 at 11:19 PM
anthony lol turn off the Sopranos the internet tough guy thingys nobodys buying if you did the crime do the time sorry Ant Im not a customer drug dealers and ppl who defend them are not tough they are stupid and just might become the head salad tosser in JAIL enjoy the county turkey
ArmedAndEqual November 21, 2012 at 11:31 PM
People are so quick to make rude comments and judge. I'm not looking for confrontation or a debate, but I wish some of you would look at this from the disease concept. Selling drugs is not the right thing to be doing, and it is illegal, no doubt about that... However... This is an 18-year-old kid with the disease of addiction living in a seedy motel trying to keep a roof over his head, food in his mouth, and avoid being sick of course. Most of you would say "Go get help" but it's not always that simple. Some people aren't educated on treatment options, don't have the money or health insurance, or don't have the support of a family to come home to or a sober environment to come home to. Most people think that addicts are low-lifes and scum of the earth but in reality if you took the time out to educate yourself on the disease of addiction you would know that for addicts it's a sick obsession that changes your thought process and actions. Again I'm not looking for a debate or a fight or for others to lash out on me, just to better understand what people like Nick go through. Now, because of a disease he didn't choose to have (you're an addict way before you ever pick up your first drug) he'll have to pay for the rest of his life. And don't forget how embarassing this is for his family. Just take a second and really think before you point the finger... You should actually feel sorry for him and thank God you aren't affected by the disease of addiction.
Raq November 21, 2012 at 11:35 PM
N i also love how ppl r bashing his parents...what a 18 year old who no longer lives at home (by his own choice) does is out of their hands. So people need to stop being judgemental and critisizing when the kid id alredy in deep shit. Im sure he is humiliated and he 100% deserves to be where he is at and its a huge life lesson learned. But ppl need to stop bashing his family they most likely didnt know shit about what he was up to and if they did it would of been handled before this happened.
Raq November 21, 2012 at 11:39 PM
@armednequal i couldnt of said it better myself
crystal augustine November 22, 2012 at 05:24 AM
i agree with u so much and ur rite about him hes really good kid with big heart who got caught up in game and he is just 18 and we miss u nick hey ant this his friend at motel so cool u on here standing up for him!i know it will mean alot dont get me wrong hes strong to he gonna make it through this..i was gonna try to figure where he was if he will need anything let me know he was always kind to me and my son!miss ya nick!
anthony cicerello November 23, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Yea ok frank Reynolds don't try and get tough now. You were one of those little punks that used to get stuffed in your own locker. It's not our fault you were a mut! You will be alright though. Hookers are a Hell of a hobby......loser!
roger November 23, 2012 at 04:48 AM
what about our chief of police who resigned not retired instead of putting charges on him and he gets to keep his pension what a joke he is a piece of s??? lacey residents should be pissed we pay for his pension for being a dirty currupt cop
ArmedAndEqual November 23, 2012 at 05:42 AM
The war against drugs can never be won. It's a disease that unfortunately is the new HIV. People look down on it with "disgust" just like 'frank rizzo' said. But the fact of the matter is that it's a proven fact recovery is possible when treatment and working a program is taken seriously. Jail only postpones the issue and teaches you how to be a better drug addict. And I'm sorry but uneducated and negative comments like yours, Frank, is not proactive in any way. People need to start accepting this is an illness and continue the effort to educate people on addiction and offer long-term treatment and relapse prevention instead of jail or prison. Your an addict way before you ever pick up your first drug. It's an obsession to get out of yourself. Do the research. Sit through an open 12-step meeting like AA or NA. See for yourself that recovery is possible.
ArmedAndEqual November 23, 2012 at 05:44 AM
You're an addict* wrong usage of your/you're lol
frank rizzo November 23, 2012 at 07:10 AM
yeah armed and equal while youre trying to figure out what spa to send them to there are people in this town who dont feel safe anymore. you can go figure out why they werent hugged as kids in the meantime they prey on seniors and others. dont classify all people as addicts there are some who occasionaly like to smoke a joint before watching a dvd and youre putting them in the same category as someone who is selling heroin to 20 yr olds. in my day we all partied but we knew playing with needles was a big no no. who should pay for these people to go to rehab? perhaps the old lady who just got robbed should have her taxes go towards touchy feely group sessions for the kid who robbed her. thats the real world you can sit and play koom bye ya all you want.
frank rizzo November 23, 2012 at 07:15 AM
when i went to high school in the 70s we had cigarette commercials and there were no rehabs . no one told us what was good or bad we had to figure it out for ourselves. when i see some 17 yr old smoking cigarettes i dont feel any sympathy for him. he has the benefit of all the info he can find on the internet and a million other source we never had the benefit of. . that goes for drugs too. there are warning labels on everything nowadays if that kid thinks its cool to smoke butts or play with heroin they unlike my generation cant say they havent been warned.
ArmedAndEqual November 23, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Frank I'm not fighting you on this and you're entitled to your opinion. Unfortunately drugs are always gunna be everywhere you go that's just a fact. I'd like to start off by saying I don't get where I classified all people as addicts. Addiction is a gene it's a proven scientific fact. As far as sending addicts to the spa... Idk if that's sarcasm or what but I don't get what point you're trying to make so I'll leave that one alone. Idk why people don't feel safe in this town - probably because the second someone get arrested the entire town finds out. Like I just said there are going to be drugs everywhere you go. Also you said something to me about "classifying" when you're classifying all addicts as people who automatically rob and hurt the elderly. That's not true. And yes rehab IS necessary because these people need to learn about their disease and how to learn about recovery. These things don't just happen overnight. Addiction does run deep, so much deeper than just wanting to get high, and yes sometimes childhood events do have something to do with it. And as far as there being warning labels on everything... I think you just answered your own question. Why would someone use drugs after all the education we learn about it in school? Because they are ADDICTS! No sane person would ever pick up a drug after everything we learned about it! They are sick before they ever pick up a drug! That's the whole disease concept you're missing.
frank rizzo November 23, 2012 at 04:48 PM
greg heff thats a "gurentee" . lol
frank rizzo November 23, 2012 at 06:43 PM
who did what we,re looking next to your next appearence on the tv show "cops" . like you its a weekly no t shirt having, toothless giant meth lab down there. good luck eating that gubmint cheese. lol
frank rizzo November 23, 2012 at 08:50 PM
still into defending these losers armed and equal?
ArmedAndEqual November 23, 2012 at 09:59 PM
I'm not defending any one person in particular... I'm just trying to get people to see things from another perspective that's all.
ArmedAndEqual November 23, 2012 at 10:00 PM
And I think that fight between you two was more personal
frank reynolds November 24, 2012 at 12:16 AM
ya think? lol


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