iOS app Android app More

3 arrested on drug charges at NJ senior center

stumbleupon: 3 arrested on drug charges at NJ senior center   digg: US Works With Sudan Government Suspected Of Aiding Genocide   reddit: 3 arrested on drug charges at NJ senior center   del.icio.us: 3 arrested on drug charges at NJ senior center

May 14, 2013 09:00 AM EST | AP


ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — Authorities have arrested three people following allegations of prostitution and drug use at a senior citizen housing complex in northern New Jersey.

Authorities have charged 75-year-old James Parham and 66-year-old Cheryl Chaney with possessing drug paraphernalia and maintaining a drug nuisance at the Vincente Tibbs Senior Citizen Building in Englewood.

Detective Capt. Timothy Torell tells The Record (http://bit.ly/19mKnVh) newspaper Parham also admitted providing prostitutes to some of his younger neighbors.

Police also charged 54-year-old Selma McDuffie, who has been suspended as a school crossing guard, with having a crack pipe.

Chief Arthur O'Keefe tells the newspaper residents were essentially prisoners in their own building.

The Englewood Housing Authority manages the 152-unit property, which serves the disabled and low-income residents who are 62 years and older.

___

Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com