VINELAND– City police said a three-month investigation into the alleged sale of cocaine from a Defalco Avenue property resulted in the arrest of three residents Wednesday.

Police said they also seized cocaine with a street value of about $2,000, along with drug paraphernalia, video surveillance equipment and almost $16,000 in cash.

Charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, conspiracy to distribute cocaine and maintaining a fortified drug distribution facility are Angel R. Diaz, 52, and Nicole M. Passarelli, 33, police said. They are both of the 700 block of Defalco Avenue.

Police also arrested Alan F. Curley, 37, of the 200 block of Doren Terrace, who is charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

Diaz and Passarelli were both in the Cumberland County jail in Bridgeton on $75,000 bail each. Curley was in the facility on $5,000 bail.

Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.