Miami Man Facing Charges After New Jersey Traffic Stop Uncovers $67,000 and Fentanyl: Prosecutor - NBC New York

Miami Man Facing Charges After New Jersey Traffic Stop Uncovers $67,000 and Fentanyl: Prosecutor

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    Miami Man Facing Charges After New Jersey Traffic Stop Uncovers $67,000 and Fentanyl: Prosecutor
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    Fermin A. Castillo

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    • A Miami man was arrested in New Jersey after a traffic stop uncovered $67,000 in cash in a hidden compartment and fentanyl, authorities say

    • Fermin Castillo, 38, was driving on Route 3 in East Rutherford, on July 6, when he was stopped as part of an investigation, officials say

    • Castillo is facing charges of money laundering and possession of a controlled substance

    A Miami man was arrested in New Jersey after a traffic stop uncovered $67,000 in cash in a hidden compartment and fentanyl, authorities say.

    Fermin Castillo, 38, was driving a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Route 3 in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on July 6, when he was stopped by authorities as part of an investigation, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office said.

    A search of the vehicle allegedly revealed an electronically operated hidden compartment in the rear floor that contained more than $67,000 and a small amount of fentanyl.

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    Castillo is facing charges of money laundering and possession of a controlled substance.

    He is scheduled to appear in court July 25.

    Attorney information for Castillo was not immediately clear.

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