Ontario man busted for smuggling $1.2M worth of weed in 13 oversized duffel bags

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Two men, one from Ontario, put little effort into concealing US$1 million ($1.2 million) worth of weed when they tossed 13 oversized duffel bags containing the drug into the back of their vehicle and in plain view for investigating officers. As a result of an earlier investigation, detectives with the Narcotics Task Force of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office stopped driver Shawn Porter of Etobicoke and passenger Jeremy Windoloski of Hogansburg, N.Y. on Apr. 27 for suspected drug offences. Porter, 34, and Windoloski, 23, were travelling on Interstate 80 East in Lodi, N.J. when the traffic stop was initiated, according to the prosecutor’s office . The officers approached the Ford Expedition and the window was rolled down. “Detectives observed the entire rear portion of the vehicle to be filled with thirteen oversized duffel bags,” notes the statement. New Jersey is about to legalize cannabis, but home growers could still face up to 20 years in jail Canadian man charged after deputies find weed in his vehicle Canadian resident faces felony charge following cannabis smuggling bid The K-9 unit of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office was called in and the dog indicated the presence of narcotics, resulting in a vehicle search. That search revealed 360 pounds (163 kilograms) of cannabis, which is estimated to have a street value of US$1 million ($1.2 million). The police arrested both men at the scene, but when Windoloski was resisting, one detective suffered an injury to the arm. Both Porter and Windoloski have been charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana over 25 pounds (11.3 kg), while Windoloski also faces a charge of aggravated assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. They have been remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending their first appearances in court. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella, who emphasized…

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