Uber & taxi drivers

New Jersey, USA — Passaic Uber driver Gregory Alba-Mata is currently facing several charges including possessing fentanyl and a forged driver’s license, authorities said.

The 38-year-old was driving on Route 80 in Saddle Brook when he was pulled over by Bergen County drug detectives for a traffic violation.

When asked for his driver’s license, Mr. Alba-Mata gave the officer a Pennsylvania license with his photo. However, the officer noticed that the license contained personal information of another individual.

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This prompted detectives to search his car, to which they found a hidden compartment on the rear floor. They then uncovered about 4lbs of powdered heroin, several hundred fentanyl pills, over 5 ounces of cocaine.

Detectives also found a kilo press and packaging material, the statement said.

Authorities arrested the Uber driver and put him under police custody in the Bergen County Jail. Furthermore, police charged him with possession with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl, maintaining a drug production facility, as well as identity theft.

He will remain in the Bergen County Jail following a first appearance Tuesday in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

Uber has not released a statement regarding this incident.

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