Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

Following a two week investigation, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force and the Newark Division of the United States Postal Inspection Service arrested a Bayonne man for the possession and distribution of cocaine in Jersey City.

On October 28, 2016, Task Force Officers and Postal Inspectors established surveillance in the Journal Square area and observed Alexis Marrero, age 30, of Bayonne, obtain a package and depart in his vehicle. Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop and found Marrero to be in possession of over 1,000 grams of cocaine.

Marrero was subsequently arrested and charged with one count of first degree possession of CDS with the intent to distribute in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-5, one count of Possession of CDS within 1,000 feet of school property in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-7, and one count of Possession of CDS within 500 feet of public property in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-7.1. The street value of the cocaine seized is approximately $45,000.

Bail for Marrero was set at $200,000 cash or bond.