Alleged Philadelphia drug dealer caught with two pounds of meth, ecstasy at Newark Hotel

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On November 14, 2022, Newark Police were contacted by the management of the Spring Hill Suites, located in the 400-block of Ogletown Road, after hotel management located drugs and drug paraphernalia in a room in the hotel.
On November 14, 2022, Newark Police were contacted by the management of the Spring Hill Suites, located in the 400-block of Ogletown Road, after hotel management located drugs and drug paraphernalia in a room in the hotel.

NEWARK, NJ – Newark Police were contacted by the management of the Spring Hill Suites, located in the 400-block of Ogletown Road, on November 14, 2022, after hotel management discovered drugs and drug paraphernalia in a hotel room.  Newark Police obtained a search warrant for the room and located nearly two pounds of methamphetamine, more than 200 units of MDMA (ecstasy), other prescription medications and drug paraphernalia.

Newark Police contacted the resident of the room earlier that morning in the lobby of the hotel due to a medical condition, and he was taken into custody.

The resident of the room has been identified as Brian Bernardo, 43, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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