BOUND BROOK — A Florida man has been charged with selling oxycodone pills from his car outside a convenience store, authorities said.
Rosendo Rafael Delgado, 30, of Key Largo, Fla. was charged with third-degree possession and third-degree distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, specifically, oxycodone pills, according to a statement from Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives Timothy Fitzgerald and Bound Brook Chief of Police Michael Jannone.
On Sept. 18, detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force were conducting surveillance in the parking lot of a convenience store on West Union Avenue in Bound Brook, the statement said.
At about 10 p.m. the task force saw Delgado driving a Lexus IS 250 into the lot and parking, the statement said.
A woman entered through the passenger side door of the car and spoke briefly with Delgado, and then exited the vehicle and left the area, the statement said.
The detectives approached Delgado, advised him of the ongoing narcotics investigation and received voluntary permission from Delgado to search his vehicle, the statement said.
The search resulted in the seizure of 58 oxycodone pills from a rear compartment of the front passenger seat, and $332 in cash from his pants pocket, the statement said.
The oxycodone pills seized have an estimated street value of $1,740.00, the statement said.
Delgado was lodged in the Somerset County Jail, the statement said.