Parsippany police arrested two people accused of importing a large amount of cocaine from New York to Jersey.
According to law enforcement, NJ law enforcement received a tip about a group of people importing illegal drugs into Morris County, New Jersey. Parsippany police were reportedly able to intercept the two suspects as they drove on Route 46 in Parsippany, NJ.
Police officers stopped the suspects’ vehicle along the highway. Police searched the vehicle and allegedly discovered a large quantity of cocaine concealed in a vehicle compartment.
The cocaine reportedly weighs one kilo and has an estimated street value of approximately $36K.
The suspects, both of whom are from NY, have been charged with a number of drug crimes, including first degree cocaine distribution.
If the suspects are ultimately convicted on the cocaine distribution charges, they face severe penalties. A conviction for first degree distribution of cocaine under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5 could lead to a sentence of 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspects were taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, NJ. They were being held at the jail in lieu of separate $250,000 bail amounts.
For more information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Duo Accused of Importing $36K Worth of Cocaine into N.J. from N.Y.”