Police: Jersey City man busted with $76k in cash, $11k in gift cards, drugs in Secaucus


A Jersey City man was busted with over $76,000 in cash, nearly $11,000 in gift cards, as well as ecstasy and marijuana during a motor vehicle stop in Secaucus, police said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Bryan Solomon, 27, of Jersey City, was charged with possession of ecstasy, possession of marijuana, possession of hash oil, possession with the intent to distribute ecstasy, possession with the intent to distribute ecstasy within 500 feet of public housing, credit card theft, two counts of possessing falsely embossed credit cards, possession of a reencoder Device and money laundering, according to Police Capt. Dennis Miller.

At approximately 10:05 a.m., on Friday, Secaucus Police Officer Sean Egan pulled over Solomon for a motor vehicle violation in the area of County Avenue and Dorigo Lane.

During the motor vehicle stop, Solomon turned over a quantity of suspected ecstasy to Police Officer Matthew Ford, who arrived at the scene of the stop shortly thereafter. Bryan Solomon was subsequently placed under arrest.

During a search of Solomon’s vehicle, Egan and Ford found several fraudulent credit cards. along with a reencoder device with related computer equipment, which are suspected to have been used to facilitate a fraudulent credit card scheme, authorities said.

Additionally, numerous gift cards were seized with a combined value of over $10,900. Another quantity of ecstasy was seized from the vehicle. along with a quantity of marijuana, TCH oil and drug paraphernalia, officials said.

Furthermore, $76,230 in cash was seized, since it is believed it has been derived from a nefarious source, police said.

Solomon was taken to the Hudson County Jail in Kearny pending his appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court.

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