ESSEX COUNTY MAN ARRESTED BY NARCOTICS TASK FORCE; COCAINE, MARIJUANA AND WEAPONS SEIZED

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On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, following a one-week investigation, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force arrested a Newark man for possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute.

Cristian Torres-Olmedo, age 27, was arrested without incident on Route 3 in Secaucus shortly after 7:30 p.m. He was arrested after Task Force Officers observed in excess of 200 grams of cocaine in plain view inside his vehicle.

A subsequent search of his residence in Newark led to the recovery of an additional 220 grams of cocaine and 550 grams of marijuana. Also recovered was a loaded Cobray 9mm prohibited assault rifle, a loaded Taurus Spectrum .380 caliber handgun, a loaded Springfield Armory .45 caliber handgun, a stolen/loaded Kel-Tec 9mm handgun, a loaded Regent .45 caliber handgun, a high capacity magazine and a bullet proof vest. The total street value of the recovered cocaine is approximately $16,000.

Torres-Olmedo has been charged with multiple weapon and narcotics offenses. 1

Prosecutor Suarez credited members of 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. R.P.C. 3.6(b)(6).