TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: AUGUST 3, 2017
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of CARLOS RODRIGUEZ-HERNANDEZ (DOB: 03-21-1967; single; and unemployed) of 26 Audubon Avenue, New York, New York. This arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.
During a narcotics investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, a motor vehicle stop was conducted in the area of Fort Lee, NJ on a black 2006 Honda Pilot. A subsequent consent search revealed $49,705.00 of U.S. currency in an electronically operated aftermarket hidden compartment. The vehicle was occupied by Carlos RODRIGUEZ-HERNANDEZ.
Carlos RODRIGUEZ-HERNANDEZ was charged with one count of Transporting or Possessing Property Known or which a Reasonable Person Would Believe to be Derived from Criminal Activity, specifically by possessing $49,705.00 in United States Currency, N.J.S.A. 2C:21-25(A), a crime of the third degree. RODRIGUEZ-HERNANDEZ was released on his own recognizance pending a Central Judicial Processing hearing on August 16, 2017 at 8:30 AM.
Prosecutor Grewal states that this charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.