Authorities seize over $300,000, 10 vintage cars and cocaine from unemployed Nutley man
Bergen County prosecutors say a Nutley man was arrested after police found cocaine, over $300,000 and 10 vintage cars at different properties in Essex County.
Omar Rios, who is unemployed, has been charged with drug possession and money laundering, according to authorities.
Prosecutors say police found more than 800 grams of cocaine, $58,070 in suspected drug sale proceeds, cutting agents, packaging material, and a hydraulic press used to compress cocaine for packaging at Rios’ apartment on Franklin Avenue in Nutley.
Search warrants were also executed at 94 Bloomfield Ave. in Nutley and a detached garage located at 45 Watchung Ave. in Belleville which authorities say had been identified as stash locations used by Rios.
Prosecutors say 10 vintage exotic cars were found in the garage that Rios owns in Belleville. Officials believe Rios bought the cars with money he made selling drugs. Authorities also found $273,920 in suspected drug sale proceeds at the other Nutley address on Bloomfield Avenue.
Rios is being held at Bergen County Jail pending a court appearance in Hackensack.