Feds: Man Driving Truck on NJ Turnpike Had 95 Kilos of Cocaine, Fentanyl
Federal authorities say a man from Yonkers, NY, was arrested earlier this week after police found a combined 95 kilograms of cocaine and fentanyl in his tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike.
39-year-old Alejandro Nouel Lajud was arrested on December 5th and charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and fentanyl.
According to prosecutors, Lajud was stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike in East Rutherford while driving a tractor-trailer erratically.
During a lawful search of the tractor-trailer, law enforcement officers discovered approximately 95 brick-shaped packages, each of which weighed approximately one kilogram. Approximately 70 of the packages contained suspected cocaine and approximately 25 contained suspected fentanyl.
The charge that Lajud is facing carries a prison sentence of ten years to life along with a $10 million fine.
The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.