Police: Secaucus cops bust WNY man for weed, cocaine, painkillers, brass knuckles


A West New York man was arrested in Secaucus last week when police caught him in possession of marijuana, cocaine, painkillers and brass knuckles during a routine traffic stop, officials said.

Photo via Secaucusnj.gov.
Photo via Secaucusnj.gov.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Jefferson Marte-Peralta, 24, of West New York, was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana, cocaine, Hyrdrodon-Acetaminophen), possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a prohibited weapon (brass knuckles), possession of weapon for unlawful purposes, possession with intent to distribute paraphernalia, according to Police Det. Sgt. Michael Torres.

Furthermore, Marte-Peralta was hit with motor vehicle summonses for improper display, controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle and an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, officials said.

During a routine traffic stop for not having a front license plate displayed on January 7th, at approximately 4:09 p.m. on Paterson Plank Road near Route 1&9, Marte-Peralta was found to be in possession of marijuana, cocaine, Hydrodon-Acetaminophen (a prescription painkiller) and brass knuckles, authorities said.

Marte-Peralta had his bail set at $75,000 with a 10 percent option, police said.

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