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Monday, January 27, 2014

Corey Epstein, 'Jerseylicious' Star Among 24 Busted for Selling Drugs on SI, DA Says

Corey Epstein (L)

A "Jerseylicious" cast member was one of 21 people arrested as part of a "loosely affiliated" network of drug dealers across Staten Island, police and prosecutors alleged today.

Corey Epstein, a youth sports referee who gained fame as part of the reality television series, is accused of selling three oxycodone pills to an undercover officer outside his Staten Island home in January 2013, the Staten Island Advance reports.

Epstein was arrested and indicted as part of "Operation Silent Hill," according to prosecutors.

Authorities had reportedly believed an area housing complex was a haven for drug-dealing. It was the focus of a 16-month investigation.

The sixth season of "Jerseylicious," which chronicles the lives of several workers from Somerset County hair salons, was filmed in Asbury Park last year, but never aired on the Style Network because it was re-branded as Esquire Network. The target audience switched from female to males and "Jerseylicious" has yet to find a new home.

Epstein's marriage to cast member Tracy DiMarco in Belleville was filmed during the show's sixth season.

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