Newark Man Arrested for Drugs, Multiple Weapons Possession in Secaucus

According to a statement released by the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office, on Tuesday, August 13, 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.

Authorities said Mr. Cristian Torres-Olmedo, 27, was arrested without incident on Route 3 in Secaucus shortly after 7:30 p.m.

Police say they took Olmedo into custody after Task Force Officers observed more than 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 bulletproof vest.

Police say the total street value of the recovered cocaine is approximately $16,000.

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

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.