Police recently arrested two men who allegedly possessed a large quantity of cocaine while driving in Paterson, New Jersey.
Detectives with the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials, were conducting an investigation near 21st Avenue in Paterson NJ when they saw a Honda Odyssey repeatedly circling the block.
Law enforcement later pulled over the van and talked to the vehicle occupants. Police then conducted a search of the minivan and allegedly discovered four pounds of cocaine hidden in a secret hydraulic compartment.
Passaic County Sheriff’s Office detectives also allegedly found 519 glassines of heroin and $7,230 in cash that is believed to represent the proceeds of illicit drug sales.
Officials indicated that the seized cocaine has a street value of roughly $200,000 because the cocaine is undiluted and “pure.”
The suspects live in Paterson, New Jersey. One suspect, a 32-year-old male, was the driver of the minivan; the other suspect, a 23-year-old male, was a passenger in the minivan.
Both suspects were arrested and charged with multiple drug crimes, including cocaine possession, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and heroin possession.
For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “$200K in Cocaine Found Hidden in Minivan in Paterson, Sheriff Says.”