Authorities said they seized nearly $300,000 in drug proceeds from a Fort Lee couple who were using their home near the George Washington Bridge as a cocaine stash house, authorities said.
They also found cocaine and packaging materials at The Point at Fort Lee, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo said.
Jean Pierre Rivera-Marrero, 27, and Glorianne Oyola-Betancourt, 28 were arrested after a months-long investigation into a drug trafficking organization operating in and around Bergen County, Calo said.
Rivera-Marrero “was distributing kilograms of cocaine throughout New Jersey and New York and used his residence as a stash house for narcotics and illegal cash proceeds,” the prosecutor said.
The Point is tucked behind the Linwood Plaza near Executive Drive, which connects to eastbound Route 4 a few miles from the George Washington Bridge.
Both Rivera-Marrero and Oyola-Betancourt were released pending a Sept. 5 first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on charges of money laundering, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia, he said.
NOTE: A previous version of this story incorrectly cited the location as the nearby Linwood Park apartments.
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