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Police seize $1.2 mil. worth of marijuana

Police seized a combined $1.2 million worth of marijuana in the first major drug busts of the year in New Providence on Wednesday.

According to police, the first incident happened shortly after 8 p.m. when Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers acting on intelligence went to a residence on St. Bart’s Road in Golden Gates.

The officers searched a van on the property and recovered 19 bags and one taped package, which contained 545 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $545,000.

Two men who were at the residence were taken into custody. They are expected to be charged next week.

Police said a man who was standing near the van ran off when he saw the officers.

The second incident happened just before 9 p.m. when DEU officers conducted a search of a property on Williams Drive, off Cowpen Road.

Police said officers discovered 26 bags and one cooler containing 656 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $656,000. The discovery was made behind a building on the property.

No one was arrested in connection with that matter.

Rachel Knowles

Staff Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Rachel joined The Nassau Guardian in January 2019. Rachel covers national issues.
Education: Virginia in Charlottesville, BA in Foreign Affairs and Spanish
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