TPSO makes arrest following drug complaint

Published 3:48 pm Friday, April 22, 2022

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On April 20, 2022, TPSO Narcotics Agents were conducting surveillance on a South Baptist Road apartment complex after receiving several complaints of potential drug activity. Agents soon learned Joseph Paul “Joey” Deliberto was the primary suspect, and learned he was possibly distributing heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine and prescription pills. While conducting the surveillance, agents observed a female identified as Natalie Marie Reese arrive and enter the apartment. Reese was also being sought by law enforcement due to a failure to appear warrant. As agents approached the apartment and announced their presence, they were subsequently forced to make entry into the residence where Deliberto and Reese were detained without incident. A subsequent search of the residence left Agents in complete shock…..
At the conclusion of the search, agents recovered approximately 2.5oz of suspected heroin, approximately 1.5oz of suspected marijuana, approximately 1.5oz of suspected methamphetamine, approximately .5oz of fentanyl powder, approximately 8 grams of suspect crack cocaine, 33 fentanyl patches of various milligrams, 98 un-open packages of Suboxone, 122 Oxycodone Pills of various milligrams, 95 Alprazolam pills of various milligrams, 249 Dilaudid pills of various milligrams, 45 Clonazepam pills of various milligrams, 47 Hydrocodone pills of various milligrams, 24 Hydromorphone pills, 31 Methadone pills of various milligrams, 63 Oxymorphone pills, 22 Amphetamine pills, 30 Buprenorphine pills, 19 Clonidine pills, 12 Phentermine pills, 4 Promethazine pills, 1 Morphine pill, 1 Tramadol pill, and 197 various prescription only pills. Agents also located a loaded Ruger 45 caliber handgun.
Joseph Paul “Joey” Deliberto (W/M 46-years-old) was charged with the following:
(2) counts of Possession with the intent to distribute CDS I
(31) counts of Possession with the intent to distribute CDS II
(3) counts of Possession with the intent to distribute CDS III
(9) counts of Possession with the intent to distribute CDS IV
(9) counts of Possession of legend drug
(1) count of Felon in possession of a firearm
(1) count of Possession of firearm while in possession of a CDS
(1) count of Possession of drug paraphernalia
Natalie Marie Reese (W/F 43-years-old) was charged with the following:
(1) count of Failure to Appear
(1) count of Possession of CDS IV
(1) count of Possession of drug paraphernalia
*Note- All persons accused of any crime are assumed innocent until proven guilty.