Police recently arrested a Palisades Park man who was allegedly in possession of a large quantity of cocaine at his house.
According to law enforcement, the suspect was driving his motor vehicle on a road in Fort Lee NJ when a patrol officer reportedly saw him commit a traffic violation. The police officer stopped the suspect’s car and approached the vehicle.
At some point, the suspect reportedly gave the officer consent to search the car. That search allegedly turned up a “hidden compartment” filled with cash totaling $63,500.
The Fort Lee Police Department then notified the Palisades Park Police Department, which subsequently got a search warrant for the suspect’s residence in Palisades Park, New Jersey. While searching the home, detectives reportedly discovered four kilograms of cocaine and almost $320K in cash.
The suspect is a 44-year-old resident of Palisades Park, New Jersey. He has been charged with multiple drug offenses, including cocaine distribution and cocaine possession. Additionally, the suspect has been charged with money laundering.
Depending on the circumstances of the case and the nature of plea negotiations, the suspect could potentially be required to stand trial on the very serious charges in Bergen County Superior Court.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ.
For further information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Secret Compartment in Car Leads to Cocaine Bust, Cops Say.”