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Accused drug traffickers indicted in New Jersey after getting caught with 5 pounds of meth

June 3, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Accused drug traffickers indicted in New Jersey after getting caught with 5 pounds of meth

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A pair of alleged drug traffickers were indicted Wednesday by a grand jury in Atlantic County, New Jersey on charges that they plotted to sell five pounds of meth, with an estimated street value of roughly $40 thousand dollars.

Jersey state prosecutors said 27-year-old California resident Eder Gonzalez, and Sandra Parra-Quintero, a 27-year-old Mexican national were arrested back in August. The pair was under surveillance when police indicated that they removed nine packages wrapped in black duct tape from the dashboard of a car,

Federal and state investigators had the pair was under surveillance when police indicated that they removed nine packages wrapped in black duct tape from the dashboard of a car, NJ.com reported.

Law enforcement officials said the packages included roughly five pounds of crystal methamphetamine.

The grand jury returned an indictment against both Gonzalez and Parra-Quintero with first-degree possession of meth with intent to distribute, second-degree conspiracy, and third-degree possession of meth on Wednesday.

“Once again, the Atlantic City Task Force and its federal partners have intercepted a shipment of narcotics and taken the alleged traffickers out of commission,” Attorney General Porrino announced in a statement.

“Methamphetamine is a dangerous drug that destroys lives, but to these drug dealers, five pounds of meth just represented a payday,” he ADDED.

The two accused drug traffickers are being held in the Camden County Jail on $350,000 bail.

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