Police: Secaucus man busted with over an ounce of marijuana, cocaine, and $10,500 cash


A Secaucus man was busted with over an an ounce of marijuana, an undisclosed quantity of cocaine, and $10,500 cash after a month-long investigation, police said.

Darwin Fajardo. Photo courtesy of the Secaucus Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday at approximately 6:09 p.m., following a month-long investigation, detectives from the Secaucus Police Department’s Anti-Crime Unit stopped Darwin Fajardo on 8th Street and Flanagan Way, according to Police Chief Dennis Miller.

He was subsequently arrested after being found in possession of a prepackaged quantity of suspected cocaine and small amount of cash.

Detectives then conducted a search of his residence located on the 800 block of 8th Street, in Secaucus. During the search, over one ounce of suspected marijuana and a quantity of suspected cocaine that was prepackaged for street sale, were seized from the residence.

Additionally, packaging material and “cutting agent” were seized, confirming the cocaine found in the residence was destined for street sale, authorities said.

Furthermore, over $10,500 in cash and a large quantity of high value jewelry were seized from Fajardo in his residence, since they are suspected to have been derived from drug proceeds of this illicit drug distribution scheme.

Fajardo was charged with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia with the intent to distribute and money laundering.

He was lodged in the Hudson County Correctional Facility after being arrested and processed.

“I commend the tireless work of the newly created Anti-Crime Unit. The dedication of the detectives assigned to this unit is unparalleled and this arrest is yet another example of
their diligent work in keeping the Secaucus community safe,” Miller said.

Miller also thanked the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office for the assistance of their K-9 Unit.

Tips can be made by calling (201)330-2049, emailed to spdtips@secaucus.net or submitted anonymously through the department’s website at www.secaucuspolice.org.