Police arrested three people outside a local hotel on Saturday morning and seized five points of marijuana and $30,000 in cash.
Responding to call of a suspicious vehicle parked in the fire zone outside the Holiday Inn on Plaza Drive, police smelled marijuana and searched the white Mercedes Benz, uncovering the illicit drugs and cash.
The discovery led to the arrest of Robert Stafford and Marcia Turk – both of Washington DC – and Arquimedes Robles of Landover, Maryland. Additional drugs and cash were found on the trio, which faces charges of drug possession and money laundering.
All three offenders were taken to Hudson County Jail in Kearny.