Police: Cocaine, Heroin Found Hidden Inside Onion Shipment in New Jersey - NBC New York

Police: Cocaine, Heroin Found Hidden Inside Onion Shipment in New Jersey

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    What to Know

    • Authorities in New Jersey have seized 44 pounds of cocaine and heroin they say was hidden inside a shipment of onions in a tractor-trailer

    • Morris County prosecutors say the drugs and $103,180 in cash were found during a traffic stop Tuesday night in Netcong

    • Prosecutors say the drugs are valued at more than $1 million; Two men were arrested

    Authorities in New Jersey have seized 44 pounds of cocaine and heroin they say was hidden inside a shipment of onions in a tractor-trailer.

    Morris County prosecutors say the drugs and $103,180 in cash were found during a traffic stop Tuesday night in Netcong.

    They say the truck driver, 44-year-old Vantwuan Williams of Victorville, California, gave the officer multiple fake names. Williams and 57-year-old Earl Haggens, of Los Angeles, were both arrested after the drugs and cash turned up during a search of the truck.

    Prosecutors say the drugs are valued at more than $1 million.

    AFP via Getty Images

    Both men are charged with possession and distribution of the drugs and financial facilitation of criminal activity. Williams was also charged with hindering apprehension.

    It wasn't known if either man has retained an attorney.

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