West Orange NJ police arrested a man who was allegedly carrying more than $3 million worth of cocaine.
Earlier this month, police officers stopped 37-year-old Gary W. Adams after observing him driving in a hazardous manner on Eagle Rock Avenue near Eagle Rock Reservation. Mr. Adams was allegedly driving at a high rate of speed, swerving, and making illegal lane changes.
After executing a search warrant on Mr. Adams’ rental vehicle, police allegedly uncovered 42 kilos of cocaine. Following the search, police contacted the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
Mr. Adams has been charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, careless driving, and driving with a suspended license.
In New Jersey, cocaine possession is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(1). As set forth by the statute, cocaine possession may be classified as a third degree felony. If Mr. Adams is convicted of third degree cocaine possession, he could be sentenced to as many as five (5) years in NJ State Prison.
After his arrest, Mr. Adams was being held at the Essex County Jail on $500,000 bail.
For more information, read the NJ.com article entitled “Arizona Man Arrested in West Orange Accused of Possessing $3.1 Million Worth of Cocaine.”