Prosecutor’s office busts Bayonne man with 95 grams of cocaine

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The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office arrested a Bayonne man for being caught with approximately 95 grams of cocaine after a two-month investigation, Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Alexander Mendoza. Photo courtesy of Hudson County Prosecutor's Office.
Alexander Mendoza. Photo courtesy of Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Alexander Mendoza, 32, of Bayonne, was charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine in a quantity of greater than a half ounce but less than five ounces, according to Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Ray Worrall.

Mendoza, who was arrested after a traffic stop, was hit with two other charges for possessing cocaine with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public housing complex, officials said.

Additionally, the Bayonne Police Department assisted the prosecutor’s office during the arrest.

After searching Mendoza via a court-authorized search warrant, he was found to have 15 grams of cocaine on him, authorities said.

Finally, a search of his apartment led to the seizure of roughly 80 more grams of cocaine, totaling a street value of about $5,000, officials said.