Union City man arrested allegedly selling drugs to West New York Police, also charged in 2014 stabbing

The arrest of a local crack-cocaine dealer leads the West New York Police Narcotics Unit to a familiar face.


Angel Hernandez of Union City was nabbed during an undercover sting.


Hernandez was the same man arrested in November 2014 after stabbing a Union City man during an argument.


He was charged with aggravated assault after leaving the victim with an inch-wide puncture wound.

The victim told officers at the time that he and Hernandez used to be friends, but the 60-year-old turned on him and plunged a knife into his stomach for no reason.

During processing Hernandez uttered to officers in Spanish, “I am glad that I stabbed him twice, I would do it again if I have the chance.”

A gold folding knife with blood on it was recovered at the scene.

In the recent incident Hernandez sold three, half-ounce baggies to an undercover officer and had 20 additional bags of crack cocaine and $746 cash on him.

“The investigation stemmed from the cooperation of a resident with an anonymous tip volunteered to the department,” says Police Director Robert Antelos.

Mayor Felix Roque thanked the community for assisting the WNYPD with the case.

“Collaboration between our residents and the police department is essential to maintaining a safe environment in town,” the mayor says.

Hernandez was charged with possession of cocaine, two counts of distribution of cocaine and two counts of distribution of crack-cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school zone.

His bail was set at $150,000 with no ten percent bond.

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