A California man was busted with 400 grams of cocaine and $47,000 in cash while living in a temporary residence in Union City, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
On June 1, following a brief investigation, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Narcotics Task Force arrested a California man for the possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and money laundering in Union City, Suarez said in a statement.
Roberto Castillo, 38, of Chula Vista, California, was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine in a quantity of five ounces or more, possession with intent to distribute cocaine while within 1,000 feet of a school and money laundering, authorities said.
Castillo was arrested at approximately 6:40 p.m. after a search of his vehicle and a temporary residence in Union City led to the recovery of about 400 grams of cocaine and more than $47,000 in United States currency, officials said.
The street value of the total quantity of narcotics seized is roughly $20,000.
In addition to the NTF Officers, Suarez credited the Jersey City Police Department and Hudson County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit for assisting with the arrest.