Three men charged in connection with Weehawken drug investigation

Authorities recovered approximately 2.5 kilograms of cocaine, an estimated street value of $125,000

Three men from Hudson County have been arrested following a drug investigation in Weehawken, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.
On Thursday, March 24, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Municipal Task Force and Narcotics Task Force, the Hudson County Regional SWAT Team, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Union City Police Department arrested Nicolas Mora-Daza, a 24-year-old from Union City, Christopher Gonzalez, a 33-year-old from Union City, and John Perez, a 31-year-old from Weehawken, regarding the sale of illegal drugs.
The arrests were made following a one-month investigation involving the sale of cocaine to an undercover officer on multiple dates, according to authorities. Additionally, a court authorized search warrant of a residence in Weehawken resulted in the recovery of approximately 2.5 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of $125,000.
Mora-Daza is charged with first-degree Distribution (cocaine); first-degree Possession with the Intent to Distribute (cocaine); five counts of second-degree Possession with the Intent to Distribute (cocaine) Within 500 Feet of Public Property; five counts of third-degree Possession with the Intent to Distribute (cocaine) Within 1,000 Feet of a School; second-degree Conspiracy to Distribute (cocaine); third-degree Resisting Arrest; three counts of second-degree Distribution (cocaine); and two counts of third-degree Possession with the Intent to Distribute (cocaine).
Gonzalez is charged with first-degree Possession with the Intent to Distribute (cocaine); second-degree Possession with the Intent to Distribute (cocaine) Within 500 Feet of Public Property; second-degree Conspiracy to Distribute (cocaine); and third-degree Resisting Arrest.
Perez is charged with Possession with first-degree Intent to Distribute (cocaine); third-degree Possession with the Intent to Distribute (cocaine); second-degree Possession with the Intent to Distribute (cocaine) Within 500 Feet of Public Property; second-degree Conspiracy to Distribute (cocaine); and third-degree Resisting Arrest.
The defendants were transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending their first court appearance. The above charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Task Force, the Hudson County Regional SWAT Team, Homeland Security Investigations, the Weehawken Police Department, the Union City Police Department and the UCPD K-9 Unit with the investigation and arrests.

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