Police Seize Large Amount of Pot Headed from Passaic County to Bergen County, NJ
Law enforcement recently made a major drug bust and reportedly seized a large quantity of marijuana that was on its way through Bergen County, NJ. The marijuana shipment seized by police is said to have a street resale value of more than $750,000.
Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the NJ State Police and the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, opened an investigation after learning about a possible shipment of marijuana en route to a storage facility located in Clifton, New Jersey.
Detectives reportedly spotted a box truck that was being used to deliver the illegal narcotics from Bergen County to Passaic County. While following the box truck, authorities saw a Mercedes-Benz SUV that was driving near the truck as it traveling along Route 17 in Paramus, New Jersey.
Police officers pulled over both vehicles on the highway and saw that the driver of the SUV appeared to be attempting to hide something underneath his clothing.
When the driver of the car exited the vehicle, he reportedly dropped a cell phone to the pavement. Later, while being detained and handcuffed, he allegedly resisted arrest.
While searching both vehicles, detectives allegedly discovered three wooden crates. Each crate reportedly contained approximately 250 pounds of pot, as well as another 88 vials of liquid THC.
The driver of the box truck was also placed under arrest.
Both suspects face very serious criminal charges for possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.
The two suspects are currently being held at the Passaic County Jail on massive bail amounts exceeding $200,000.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “250 Pounds of Pot Headed for Clifton Seized in Paramus.”