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New Jersey swimming coach, son accused of trafficking drugs including heroin and fentanyl

June 12, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
New Jersey swimming coach, son accused of trafficking drugs including heroin and fentanyl

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New Jersey swimming coach Candace Gottlieb and her son accused of trafficking drugs including heroin and fentanyl

A successful New Jersey diving coach and her son are accused of trafficking drugs which include fentanyl and heroin.

Federal officials arrested 59-year-old Candace Gottlieb, along with her son 27-year-old Tyler Gottlieb on Friday at their residence in Cherry Hill, NBC Philadelphia reported.

The mother-son pair reportedly distributed heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and marijuana between March and May from their home, the US Attorney’s Office for New Jersey revealed in a press release.

The arrests occurred almost three months after authorities seized $67,760 from the son as he attempted to board bound for California from Philadelphia International Airport.

Investigators indicated Tyler Gottlieb also arranged a deal in which he sold cocaine to an FBI agent. His mother was also recorded selling 600 pills filled with heroin and fentanyl to another informant.

“He’s lucky he’s got a mom that does this s–t for him,” the coach purportedly said about her son.

Before she was arrested, Candace Gottlieb worked as a diving coach at The College of New Jersey where she helped the team win 32 All-American awards, the Courier-Post reported. School officials announced on Wednesday that her contract was immediately terminated.

“The College of New Jersey was not contacted by law enforcement as part of its investigation and has no reason to believe that Candace Gottlieb was doing anything on TCNJ’s campus,” a spokesperson for the college stated.

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