Cash, Drugs Found in Wayne County Bust

PAUPACK TOWNSHIP – A man is under arrest in connection with a drug-selling operation in Wayne County.

Authorities arrested Gerard Amato, 18, of Purdytown Turnpike in Lakeville, on Monday after a search warrant turned up drugs and cash. Police believe Amato was selling large amounts of drugs in Wayne County.

Investigators seized:

  • Approximately 7 pounds of marijuana in plant form valued at over $24,000;
  • Approximately 289 grams of marijuana in wax form;
  • 13 vape pen cartridges containing THC oil;
  • 10 bottles of cannabis oil;
  • 12 packets of marijuana-infused candy;
  • 21 packets of marijuana-infused chocolate bars;
  • Approximately 29 grams of "Molly" powder (MDMA);
  • Approximately 15 grams of Dimethyltryptamine powder (DMT), a powerful hallucinogen;
  • 13 Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone 325 mg / 10 mg pills;
  • Approximately 20 doses of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD);
  • Numerous items of drug paraphernalia;
  • $7,055 in cash.

Amato is locked up in Wayne County on a long list of drug charges. His bail is set at $100,000.

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29 comments

  • FREE GERARD!

    FREE GERARD
    Sickens me see this happen, this is why cannabis should be legal for medical and recreational use. This guy has helped people who are suffering with serious mental and physical issues.

      • Janet Lee

        Get off my lawn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Mike Evans

        I looked up every news article on the crash, and I see nothing but the perpetrator being charged with dui, no mention of marijuana. Not that any marjiuana advocate is for driving under the influence of marijuana or allowing children access to marijuana(besides rare medical purposes). Driving under the influence of marijuana IS illegal, why does marijuana itself take the blame, when alcohol is ubiquitous. Mainstream TV shows like modern family, frasier, how I met your mother, etc, all have characters that drink alcohol nearly every episode and never address the negative consequences. Apparently meeting your childrens mother involves being wasted every night with no consequences.

    • Quantum

      Amato was in the Young Business Leaders of America (YBLA) to learn business skills from the age of six. Definilty something one group doesn’t like. I believe they are railroading Amato because of his success.

  • TimTim

    Gerard Amato for POTUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    He’s got what it takes to turn this country around.

    A true entrepreneur.

    He started his business from dirt!!!

    He’s got the science mind of Albert Einstein and the business mind of Warren Buffet!!!!

    Free Gerard Amato…

    s

  • atwhatcost?

    What the article doesn’t mention is that investigators probably did about a year of surveillance on him before obtaining warrants to move forward. That’s unfortunate for two reasons: 1) Now this 18 year old kid is an adult, so he’s way more screwed than he would be if they intervened like a year ago when his operation probably wasn’t nearly as large as it grew to be, 2) Last time I heard of one of these busts with that much investigation, it cost over $100,000 of tax payer money (and they netted only like 2 grand in cash.) I’m all for keeping drugs off the street, but how about you spend your time and our money fixing the rampant heroin problems in Wayne County?

      • Janet Lee

        Get off my lawn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Whoknows.

      He was actually started to be investigated after an armed robbery gone wrong at his original placed residence is what the WCDTF has posted to Facebook, he then moved to a new residence and suspicion had arose