Brothers Planned to Sell Pot Near Fort Lee High School, Cops Say

Alex and Christian Hernandez, 23 and 35, were arrested on multiple drug-related charges.

Fort Lee Police arrested a pair of brothers Friday after finding three pounds of marijuana inside the basement of their Wilson Avenue home, Capt. Thomas Ottina said. 

Det. Cory Horton, of the Fort Lee Narcotics Unit, first eyed Alex Hernandez, 23, leaving the suspicious vehicle around 1:30 p.m. on Friday and entering the basement of an apartment on Wilson Avenue; when he returned he was holding two white plastic bags, Ottina said.

The vehicle drove off and Fort Lee Police followed, stopping it soon thereafter. Upon searching the vehicle, cops said they discovered two ounces of pot in the bags, and arrested Alex.

According to Ottina, narcotics detectives then returned to the basement apartment and discovered three pounds of marijuana, bagging materials, a digital scale and more than $2,000 cash.

Christian Hernandez, the apartment's 35-year-old occupant, was arrested by Fort Lee police. Both men were charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, intent to distribute within 1000 feet of the high school, and intent to distribute within 500 feet of Gallo Park.

Ottina told Patch that the brothers were not alleged to have been selling to students.

Judy January 26, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Macri in April, McDonalds' parking lot in December and now this: no wonder after the mayor turned a blind eye to his partners' dealings and the County Executive to her sons'. I hope the FLPD can rid the neighborhood of this scourge.
Jota January 28, 2013 at 01:26 AM
That's happening because of section 8 program, giving houses to dominicans from Washington Heights, authorities should check on that program.
William Mays January 29, 2013 at 04:11 AM
Nice racist comment there. How about instead of devoting precious resources to the war on drugs, we just legalize weed. It would drive the drug dealers out of business.
John JJ April 06, 2013 at 11:39 AM
The fat guy, That falls asleep at Springsteen concerts, Is opposed to it !


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