Police: No license plate gets Guttenberg man caught with cocaine, ecstasy


A Guttenberg man was arrested for possession of cocaine and ecstasy outside the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City after a cop noticed his truck didn’t have a front license plate, authorities said. 

Photo courtesy of Port Authority police.
Photo courtesy of Port Authority police. 

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Christopher Fabiano, 35, of Guttenberg, was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, possession of drugs with intent to distribute near a housing complex and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo.

At about 7 p.m. yesterday, a Port Authority police officer noticed a yellow GMC pickup truck being driven without  a front license plate or inspection sticker, officials said.

After pulling over Fabiano near the intersection of 14th and Eerie Streets, the officer discovered that he had an outstanding active warrant out of Newark and, as a result, placed him under arrest, police said.

The cop searched the vehicle and recovered 19 clear plastic bags containing suspected cocaine, eight ecstasy tablets and papers and a pipe used to smoke marijuana, officials said.

The drug discovery caused police to impound the pickup truck and Fabiano was relocated to Hudson County Jail, where he was given a $35,000 bail with no 10 percent, authorities said.

Photo courtesy of Port Authority police.
Photo courtesy of Port Authority police.

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