Police officers seized a large amount of marijuana that was allegedly found hidden in a truck left on the side of the road in Ridgefield, NJ.
Members of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department K9 Unit were dispatched to Ridgefield New Jersey after police received a call about a suspicious truck without license plates. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a white Chevrolet Silverado truck and searched the vehicle.
During the search, Bergen County NJ police officers discovered a hidden compartment inside the pickup truck. According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, there were roughly 30 pounds of marijuana in the “trap” compartment.
Representatives with Homeland Security Investigations investigated further and learned that the truck was registered in Oklahoma. Authorities have yet to identify the owner of the truck, so there have not been any criminal charges filed in the case at this time.
If law enforcement officials can eventually identify and apprehend the individual responsible for the illegal narcotics, that person could potentially be charged with drug crimes that include possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “30 Pounds of Marijuana Hidden in Truck’s Secret Compartment, Authorities Say.”