Update: Today, Prince Lewis was arrested; his bail was set at $100,000 cash. He will be transported to the county jail in Newark either this evening or tomorrow.
Saturday morning, Montclair Police were waiting for a FedEx delivery in front of a Lexington Avenue home. Police in Maricopa County, Arizona, had tipped them off about a big shipment of marijuana on its way to Montclair. From The Star Ledger:
The operation resulted in one of Montclair’s biggest drug busts in years: 70 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of close to $200,000.
“The volume is very big,” Police Chief David Sabagh said. “We’ll work this case back to Arizona to determine why the supply line was here.”
Detectives arrested the pickup’s driver, Lloyd Green Jr., 44, of East Orange, who was being held in the Essex County lockup on $100,000 bail on numerous charges of drug distribution and conspiracy.
The Essex County Sheriff’s Office –with detective Christopher DiRocco and his K-9 “Bentley” — determined that the package contained marijuana, leading to the issuing of a search warrant and the discovery of six Ace Hardware buckets filled with marijuana, police said.
Police said they also have issued an arrest warrant for Prince A. Lewis, 57, of Lexington Avenue, the destination point of the delivery.