Police Arrest Man Accused of Possessing Cocaine at Palisades Park Home
Police officers recently arrested a Palisades Park NJ man who was allegedly caught with a large quantity of cocaine inside his home.
According to authorities, the suspect was behind the wheel of a car in Fort Lee NJ when a patrol officer allegedly noticed him commit a traffic offense. The Fort Lee cop pulled over the suspect’s motor vehicle and approached the car.
The police officer later asked for permission to search the suspect’s car and was allegedly given consent. That search reportedly led to the shocking discovery of a “hidden compartment” that contained more than $63K in cash.
The Fort Lee Police Department and the Palisades Park Police Department then worked together to investigate and later got a search warrant for the suspect’s Palisades Park home. That search allegedly resulted in police finding nearly $320,000 in cash and four kilograms of cocaine.
The suspect, a 44-year-old Palisades Park resident, faces criminal charges for multiple drug offenses, including cocaine distribution and cocaine possession. The suspect also faces charges for money laundering.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was moved to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Secret Compartment in Car Leads to Cocaine Bust, Cops Say.”