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Glen Rock mom in home pot raid indicted on child abuse charges

Photo Credit: Boyd A. Loving
Photo Credit: Boyd A. Loving

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A Glen Rock consultant busted in a raid after neighbors said her home became a hangout for various area high-schoolers was indicted yesterday on child abuse charges.

Irina Lapin, 59, who police said received drugs from one of the juveniles, is charged by a grand jury in Hackensack with making a 17-year-old under her care “an abused or neglected child.”

Lapin’s detached Ackerman Avenue garage had become a popular but nuisance-prone hang out for dozens of youngsters, one neighbor told CLIFFVIEW PILOT at the time.

“They were all your run-of-the-mill high-schoolers — jocks and scholars included,” one of the teenage attendees told the PILOT .

Residents notified police, who raided the home on July 29, carting out a few boxes of belongings and a picnic cooler, following a weeks-long investigation.

Workers from the Bergen County office of the state Division of Child Protection and Permanency were at the raid, which involved several Glen Rock officers and a Bergen County Sheriff’s K-9 unit.

Some of the youngsters removed amplifiers and other musical equipment from a detached garage during the raid following a concert there that day.

A few also indicated their displeasure with having their photos taken by CLIFFVIEW PILOT by raising their middle fingers.

Lapin was taken into custody ( photo below ) along with three juveniles who had complaints signed against them.

Lapin, who describes herself on social networks as a single mother and creative strategist, planner and market researcher, also was summonsed for possessing less than 50 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, Glen Rock Police Chief Frederick P. Stahman said at the time.

She has since remained free on $25,000 bail.


Irina Lapin is taken into custody outside her home, July 29, 2014 (PHOTOS: Boyd A. Loving)

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