Prosecutor: Hudson, Essex authorities bust Newark man with 420 grams of cocaine, 6 guns

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Hudson and Essex County authorities joined forces to bust a Newark man with 420 grams of cocaine and six different guns during a traffic stop and subsequent residence search, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Cristian Torres-Almedo. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Tuesday, following a one-week investigation, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force arrested a Newark man for possession of
cocaine with the intent to distribute, Suarez said in a statement.

Cristian Torres-Olmedo, 27, of Newark, was arrested without incident on Route 3 in Secaucus shortly after 7:30 p.m. He was arrested after Task Force Officers observed in excess of 200 grams of cocaine in plain view inside his vehicle, authorities said.

A subsequent search of his residence in Newark led to the recovery of an additional 220 grams of cocaine and 550 grams of marijuana. The total street value of the recovered cocaine is approximately $16,000, officials said.

Also recovered was a loaded Cobray 9 millimeter prohibited assault rifle, a loaded Taurus Spectrum .380 caliber handgun, a loaded Springfield Armory .45 caliber handgun, a stolen/loaded Kel-Tec 9mm handgun, a loaded Regent .45 caliber handgun, a high capacity magazine and a bullet proof vest, police said.

As a result, Torres-Olmedo has been charged with multiple weapon and narcotics offenses.

Suarez credited members of the Narcotics Task Force with the arrest and the Hudson
County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, the Secaucus Police Department, the Hoboken Police
Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office for assisting with the arrest.