Assault Weapons, Narcotics Seized in Raid of Fortified Apartment, Police Say

Inactive explosive devices also found in Fort Lee garage, according to report.

A drug raid of a fortified Fort Lee apartment Thursday uncovered more than 30 firearms, including assault weapons, narcotics and inactive explosive devices inside the man's garage.

Onn Rapeika, 35, an Alpine native, faces numerous weapons and drug charges as well as money laundering after he was arrested nearby on Lemoine Avenue where his family owns Nova Pizza, according to NJ.com.

When detectives from the anti-crime/narcotics unit and other agencies arrived at the Fairview Avenue apartment, they noticed surveillance cameras and discovered the doors and windows were secured with locks and steel bars, according to the article.

Rapeika was released after posting $100,000 bail.
Ottmar Pak January 05, 2014 at 01:36 PM
I always wondered why School #4 used Pizza Nova. The pizza is not as good as others, and more expensive. Plus Big Red Tomato is literally across the street. Do any of the other Fort Lee schools use Pizza Nova? Just speculating ...
Baba O'Riley January 06, 2014 at 12:04 PM
It seems strange to me that the court system would release this guy on 100K bail (considering the felony charges he is facing including- illegal weapons, ammunition, explosives and narcotics); but would "forget" about a 5 or so Korean youths (arrested for under age drinking / partying) in a van (in below freezing temperatures overnight)! Not to sound like a conspiracy theorist; but what is wrong with this picture?


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