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

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

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