According to authorities, New Jersey law enforcement got a tip about a group of individuals importing illegal narcotics into Morris County, NJ. Parsippany police were on the lookout for the suspects and intercepted them as they drove on Route 46 in Parsippany, New Jersey.
Police pulled over the suspects’ car along the highway. A subsequent search of the vehicle allegedly turned up a large amount of cocaine. Police said that the cocaine was hidden in a vehicle compartment.
The cocaine is said to weigh approximately one kilo and has an estimated street value of roughly $36,000.
The suspects, both of whom live in New York, were arrested and charged with multiple drug crimes, including first degree cocaine distribution.
If the suspects are eventually convicted of distributing cocaine, they would be subject to significant penalties. A conviction on first degree cocaine distribution charges under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5 carries a possible sentence of 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspects were remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, New Jersey. They were being held at the jail on separate $250K bail amounts.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Duo Accused of Importing $36K Worth of Cocaine into N.J. from N.Y.”