Authorities in Morris County, New Jersey, say that they found forty-four pounds of heroin and cocaine in a tractor trailer’s load of onions this week.
The drug bust was made on September 18, 2018 in Netcong, New Jersey, according to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office:
“…a Netcong Patrol Officer conducted a stop of a tractor-trailer for a motor vehicle violation that occurred on Main Street in Netcong Borough. During this motor vehicle stop, after the officer was presented with multiple false names by the truck driver, law enforcement developed probable cause that the occupants of the vehicle were transporting illegal narcotics. A search of the trailer revealed a bulk quantity of heroin (approximately 10 kilograms) and a bulk quantity of cocaine (approximately 10 kilograms) hidden among a cargo shipment of onions in the trailer. Police also located $103,180 in cash believed to be proceeds of drug trafficking in the tractor.”
Authorities say that the street value of the seized drugs is more than $1 million.
Forty-four year old California-based truck driver Vantwuan D. Williams and his passenger, 57 year old Earl Haggens, were both arrested. Both men were each charged with two counts of first-degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, one count of second-degree financial facilitation of criminal activity (by transporting over $75,000 of United State s currency believed to be derived from criminal activity), and two counts of third-degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.