Drug Arrest Uncovers Stolen Property

Fort Lee Police said that a drug arrest turned up three stolen watches and other valuables.

Detectives Cory Horton and Timothy Cullen arrested two men and two juveniles after observing a "hand to hand drug transaction" in the parking lot of the Skyview Motel on Bergen Boulevard last week, Fort Lee Police said.

According to police, Kevin J. Sobaci, 18, and Christian L. Corchado, 19, both Fort Lee residents, were parked in a car in the parking lot of the motel when a juvenile entered the rear passenger seat. Horton observed the juvenile sell marijuana to Sobaci and Corchado, police said.

After the transaction took place, police said that Horton and Cullen arrested the two adults and the juvenile, finding marijuana on Corchado and money used in the transaction on the juvenile.

A search of the car turned up three watches that police said were stolen from a residential house on Seventh Street during a Jan. 13 robbery where officials said that jewelry valued at approximately $19,000 was taken.

According to police, additional items reportedly taken during the Jan. 13 robbery were found at the home of another juvenile.

Police charged Sobaci with burglary, theft and loitering to commit a drug offense. Corchado was charged with possession of marijuana. The juvenile involved in the drug transaction was charged with distribution of marijuana. The juvenile found in possession of stolen property was charged with burglary and theft.

Police reported that Sobaci was released after posting $20,000 bail. Corchado was issued a summons for possession of marijuana and released. The juveniles were released to their parents.


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