A couple of men was detained when police discovered almost 600 pounds of cannabis in the back of a Ford freight van in a traffic stop on Interstate-95 in Richmond county, early Tuesday, authorities stated.
The male who was captured driving with the pot; Told Authorities it was ‘Tea’.
Troopers stopped the white rental van on the northbound off-ramp from I-95 to southbound Path of 295 just after 1:00 AM for a traffic offense, according to the State Police.
Troopers stopped the vehicle after pacing it for roughly 2 miles and observing a failure to signal.
After identifying the van was a rental car from New Jersey, authorities pulled the car over.
After sensing that something wasn’t right, the trooper called for a drug-sniffing canine, which notified the existence of drugs, authorities stated. A subsequent search of the automobile discovered around 600 pounds of cannabis in the freight hold.
600 Pounds of Cannabis might be the biggest cannabis bust ever made in the location
The chauffeur was identified as Jin Fang Huang, 26, with the passenger still unidentified, both of Atlantic City, New Jersey were nabbed.
They’re charged with possession of a regulated harmful compound, possession of more than 50 pounds of cannabis and possession of cannabis with intent to disperse.
It wasn’t clear whether either guy had a lawyer, or whether they will publish or post a bond. The bond or bail has not been set yet by a judge.
The projected street worth of the haul could be almost $2 million US Dollars, authorities stated the street worth of each pound might reach $4000 or more.