A Hackensack man was busted with heroin, cocaine, oxycodone, a handgun, ammunition, and $11,584 cash after a two-and-a-half month narcotics investigation by the Secaucus Police Department.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Hassan Coleman, 36, of Hackensack, was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and oxycodone, possession with the intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public park, maintaining a CDS production facility, possession with the intent to distribute drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a firearm while committing a CDS offense, possession of a defaced firearm, certain persons not to possess a firearm, unlawful possession of handgun ammunition, money laundering, endangering the welfare of a child, and obstructing the administration of law, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.
Additionally, Coleman also had a traffic warrant from Edgewater with a bail of $550. As a result, he was remanded to the Bergen County jail.
During a court-authorized search of Coleman’s Hackensack residence, detectives from the Secaucus Police Department Anti-Crime Unit seized over one half ounce of suspected
cocaine, a quantity of heroin, over 50 pills of oxycodone, a Taurus Model 856 UL .38 caliber
handgun with an obliterated serial number, hollow point bullets, and $11,584 cash.
The cash was believed to be proceeds from his illicit drug distribution scheme. Additionally,
evidence and paraphernalia was seized that was indicative that Coleman was using his
Hackensack residence to process powder cocaine into crack/cocaine.
“This arrest is another clear example that the Secaucus Police Department will continue target criminals, regardless of where they reside, who come into Secaucus to commit their nefarious activity,” Miller added.
“I am proud of the work of my Anti-Crime Unit and I will continue to give them the support and resources they need to succeed. I want to thank the members of the Hackensack Police Narcotics Unit and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit who assisted in this arrest.”
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