Firefighter investigated for alleged pot farm

HUDSON COUNTY — Where there’s smoke, there’s…smoke?
Bayonne Mayor Mark A. Smith announced Wednesday that the Bayonne Police Department Special Investigation Unit (SIU), in conjunction with the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Washington Township Police Department, executed a search warrant in Oxford, NJ, at the home of Bayonne Firefighter Kenneth Eisenhauer. The warrant was the culmination of a detailed and ongoing narcotics investigation that was initiated by the Bayonne Police Department, and conducted with the assistance of the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s Newark Field Division, according to a press release from Smith’s office.
The investigation resulted in the arrest of Eisenhauer and his wife, Roseanne Eisenhauer. The couple was charged with allegedly maintaining a marijuana cultivation facility, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office additionally charged the Eisenhauers with child neglect.
The Bayonne Police SIU had obtained information that Firefighter Eisenhauer allegedly attempted to obtain a variety of controlled dangerous substances through the internet from international sources, according to Smith’s office. He allegedly represented his wife falsely as a research scientist in an effort to obtain the materials. The SIU determined that a number of these attempts allegedly took place while Eisenhauer was on duty as a firefighter, according to a release from Smith’s office.
Mayor Smith commended the Bayonne Police SIU. The mayor also thanked the cooperating law enforcement agencies for their involvement. “As soon as we identified a problem, we moved swiftly to address it,” said Smith.
Firefighter Eisenhauer has been suspended without pay pending his termination. Mayor Smith said, “If you break the law, you don’t work for Bayonne.”

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