In June, an Ohio resident was arrested in Knowlton Township NJ after he was found with five (5) kilos of heroin and several heat-sealed packages of money.
After midnight on June 1, New Jersey State Police stopped a 2006 Saturn Vue SUV being driven by John Foster on Route 80 eastbound in Knowlton Township. During a search of the vehicle, an officer found the heroin and the money hidden in an electronically activated compartment in the rear cargo area of the SUV.
The 63-year-old Mr. Foster was arrested and charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and money laundering.
In New Jersey, a charge of possession of heroin with intent to distribute is classified as a first degree felony if the person possessed more than five (5) ounces of heroin. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, the penalties are severe. If Mr. Foster is convicted of this charge, he could be facing up to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison and a fine of up to $500,000.00.
After being arrested, Mr. Foster was taken to the Warren County Jail, where he was held in lieu of $100,000.00 bail with no ten-percent option.
At the time of his arrest, Mr. Foster already had an outstanding warrant out of Cuyahoga County in Ohio. The warrant was issued for breaking and entering and grand theft.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “State Police: Cleveland Man Found with 5 Kilos of Heroin in Knowlton Twp.“