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‘America’s top spider web artist’ from Dumont, 62, five others charged in pot bust

Photo Credit: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR
Photo Credit: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A 62-year-old Dumont man considered by some America’s top spiderweb artist was busted for selling pot from his home — along with five men from throughout North Jersey who were charged with buying from him.

Emil “Rocky” Fiore — who mounts the webs on glass — was taken into custody yesterday after narcotics detectives stopped a car containing four of the ther men following an alleged buy at his Sherwood Road home, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said this afternoon.

The fifth was arrested during the raid of Fiore’s home, he said.

Omar Rodriguez (MUGSHOTS: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR)

A search by members of the prosecutor’s Narcotic Task Force and Dumont police turned up two pounds of pot worth about $6,000 on the street and $4,045 in cash, along with scales and packaging materials, Molinelli said.

Omar Rodriguez, 35, of Clifton, who was at Fiore’s home, was issued a summons on a simple possession charge — a disorderly offense — and given a Municipal Court date (this coming Tuesday).

So were two of the other alleged customers — George Hanlon, 63, of Teaneck ( above, top right ), and Carmen Cosentino, 62, of West Paterson ( bottom middle ).

Authorities charged the other two — Bruce Garamone, 59, of Mahwah ( top middle ), and David Capuano, 41, of Dover ( bottom, right ), with possession of more than an ounce and a half of pot each, a fourth-degree offense.

Capuano also received a weapons charge for a set of brass knuckles that Molinelli said he was carrying when their car was stopped.

The four were all were given Jan. 26 court dates.

Fiore, meanwhile, was being held on $25,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with five counts each of distributing marijuana and doing it within 1,000 feet of Dumont High School, along with a single count of possession with the intent to distribute the drug. He’s due in court Tuesday.

MUGSHOTS: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR

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