Montgomery couple pleads guilty in drug-trafficking case

Posted 7/28/21

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on July 26, 2021, Marius Schwerberg, 66, and his wife, Nancy Schwerberg, 44, both of Montgomery, pled guilty in Orange County Court …

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Montgomery couple pleads guilty in drug-trafficking case

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Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on July 26, 2021, Marius Schwerberg, 66, and his wife, Nancy Schwerberg, 44, both of Montgomery, pled guilty in Orange County Court before Judge William L. DeProspo, in connection with a drug-trafficking scheme that was, in part, operated out of their Montgomery home.

Marius Schwerberg pled guilty to Attempted Operating as a Major Trafficker, and faces five years in prison, to be followed by two years of post-release supervision. Nancy Schwerberg pled guilty to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, and faces a sentence of six months in the Orange County Jail, concurrent to five years of probation. The couple is expected to be sentenced on October 25, 2021. The Schwerbergs also agreed to forfeit over $1.1 million in cash that was recovered from their home in October 2020.

As part of the investigation, on October 21, 2020, a search warrant was executed at the Schwerbergs’ Loch Lane residence in Montgomery, resulting in the seizure of 1,485 grams of cocaine and 17 pounds of marijuana, which, collectively, had a street value of over $180,000. In addition, items used for the cutting, weighing, and repackaging of cocaine; a loaded handgun; and over $1.1 million in cash were recovered during the execution of the warrant. The money represents the largest amount of cash recovered in Orange County history during the execution of a narcotics search warrant.

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