Swimming coach, son accused of trafficking drugs

An accomplished New Jersey diving coach and her son are accused of trafficking drugs including fentanyl and heroin, according to officials.

Federal agents arrested Candace Gottlieb, 59, and her son Tyler Gottlieb, 27, Friday at their Cherry Hill home, news station WCAU reported.

The mother-son duo allegedly sold heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and marijuana between March and May from the house, according to the US Attorney’s Office for New Jersey.

Their arrests come nearly three months after officers seized $67,760 from the son as he tried to board a flight to California from Philadelphia International Airport.

Officials said Tyler Gottlieb also orchestrated a deal in which he sold an FBI agent cocaine. His mother was also secretly recorded selling 600 pills containing heroin and fentanyl to another informant, according to authorities.

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

Prior to her arrest, Candace Gottlieb was a diving coach at The College of New Jersey where she helped lead the team to earn 32 All-American awards, according to the the Courier Post. School officials said Wednesday that her contract was terminated effective immediately.

“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 other than the duties for which she was hired,” a college spokesperson said.

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Chlorine gas sickens kids at indoor swimming pool

Five children in Florida were sickened Monday night after being exposed to chlorine gas during a swimming session at an indoor pool, fire officials said.

Paramedics arrived at the Calypso Pool in Tampa after receiving a 911 call around 7 p.m., Fox 13 reported. Five children, who complained about stomach discomfort and nausea, were taken to the hospital for medical evaluation.

The store owner told fire officials that one of the two indoor pool pumps shut off after the breaker tripped during a thunderstorm earlier that day. The pump that infused chemicals in the pool kept running while the one circulating pool water shut off.

About 2.5 gallons of chlorine and muriatic acid mix filled the pipe and was released into the pool when the owner repaired the breaker to the pump. The chemical mix created a cloud of chlorine gas that sickened the swimmers.

Hazmat crew tested and ventilated the building, according to fire officials. The chemicals in the pool were balanced to safety standards and the building was cleared of the chlorine smell and released back to the owner.

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