A California man faces federal charges for drug crimes after he was allegedly caught with almost 60 pounds of illegal narcotics in New Jersey. The suspect recently made an appearance in U.S. District Court in Newark NJ, with the district court judge ordering him to remain in federal custody.
According to law enforcement, the suspect drove a tractor-trailer containing a large amount of methamphetamine. Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made the drug bust as part of a detailed investigation into the suspect.
DEA agents were conducting surveillance on a tractor-trailer parked in South Amboy NJ when they saw the suspect drive the vehicle to Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. Another man reportedly accompanied the suspect and helped him to carry a heavy suitcase into the cab of the tractor-trailer.
The suspect is from California and was reportedly staying at an apartment in Fords NJ, a community located in Woodbridge, NJ. When the suspect got to Woodbridge, police officers pulled over his vehicle, conducted a search, and allegedly found the illegal drugs. Police also reportedly discovered a large amount of money.
The suspect is a 45-year-old resident of California. He has been charged with the federal crime of possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The criminal charges were filed in the US District Court located in Newark, NJ.
If the suspect is convicted of distribution of methamphetamines, he could potentially be sentenced to life imprisonment in a federal penitentiary.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “California Man Caught with 60 Pounds of Meth, Feds Say.”