Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced that on Aug. 13, 27-year-old Newark resident Cristian Torres-Olmedo was arrested under numerous drug and weapon offenses.
Torres-Olmedo was arrested without incident on Route 3 in Secaucus shortly after 7:30 p.m. after Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force officers allegedly found more than 200 grams of cocaine in plain view inside of his vehicle.
Authorities charged that a subsequent search of his residence in Newark led to the recovery of an additional 220 grams of cocaine and 550 grams of marijuana. The search also yielded a loaded Cobray 9mm prohibited assault rifle, a loaded Taurus Spectrum .380 caliber handgun, a loaded Springfield Armory .45 caliber handgun, a loaded Kel-Tec 9mm handgun that was reported stolen, a loaded Regent .45 caliber handgun, a high capacity magazine, and a bulletproof vest. The total street value of the recovered cocaine is approximately $16,000.
Torres-Olmedo has been charged with multiple weapon and narcotics offenses.
Suarez credited the Narcotics Task Force with the arrest, and the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, the Secaucus Police Department, the Hoboken Police Department, and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office for assisting with the arrest.
The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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