Contact Us
Hackensack Daily Voice serves Hackensack, Maywood, Rochelle Park & South Hackensack
Return to your home site

Menu

Hackensack Daily Voice serves Hackensack, Maywood, Rochelle Park & South Hackensack

Nearby Towns

DV Pilot police & fire

Motel Pair Had Stun Gun, Pot, Drug Cash, South Hackensack Police Charge

Elio Rivera, Natalie Vasquez Photo Credit: MUGSHOTS: Courtesy SOUTH HACKENSACK PD
The contraband. Photo Credit: Courtesy: SOUTH HACKENSACK PD

SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J. -- South Hackensack police said they seized a half-pound of marijuana, some cocaine, a stun gun and more than $3,000 in suspected drug proceeds after a routine Route 46 traffic stop.

Detective James Donatello and Officer Christopher Kosciolek pulled the car over in front of the Congress Inn on Thursday and found the passenger, 23-year-old Natalie Vasquez, carrying the stun gun, Capt. Robert Kaiser told Daily Voice.

She also provided a fake name -- and was already wanted on a warrant, he said.

Vasquez and the driver, Elio Rivera, 28, of the Bronx had been staying at a room in the motel, where Kaiser said police found the drugs, packaging materials and cash.

Rivera was ordered held on $50,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail. Vasquez was released on a summons.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Hackensack Daily Voice!

Serves Hackensack, Maywood, Rochelle Park & South Hackensack

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.