- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - Law enforcement officials say a search of a New York City livery cab found idling in a northern New Jersey city has turned up drugs.

The Passaic County Sherriff’s office says 28-year-old Fausto Pena-Drew of the Bronx was arrested after police seized 1,250 glassine envelopes hidden under a seat and $1,170 in cash from a 2013 Honda Accord with New York livery plates that Pena-Drew had been driving. It’s not known if he has an attorney.

Sheriff Richard Berdnik tells The Record (https://bit.ly/1iNMiLk ) that Pena-Drew allegedly acted nervous under questioning and couldn’t explain why he was driving a livery cab in Paterson. Berdnik says police also became suspicious after detecting a strong odor of air freshener in the car, which is often used to conceal the smell of narcotics.


Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), https://www.northjersey.com

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