Hoboken man busted with 6 ounces of cocaine after county narcotics task force probe


A Hoboken man was busted with six ounces of cocaine, which has a street value of approximately $100,000, after a months-long probe by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Gustavo Santos, 41, of Hoboken, faces 11 charges related to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine to an undercover police officer, including four counts for being within 500 feet of public property and two counts for being within 1,000 feet of a school, Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement.

He was also charged with being a fugitive from justice in New York City.

Santos sold cocaine to an undercover police officer on multiple dates during the investigation in an aggregate amount of more than six ounces and was arrested without incident on June 29.

He was detained at the intersection of Newark Street and Washington Avenue in Hoboken and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance.

Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, the Hoboken Police Department, and the Secaucus Police Department Canine Unit with the arrest and investigation.

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