DUMMERSTON, Vt. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been charged with heroin trafficking in Vermont after police said they found 510 bags of the drug in his vehicle.

Vermont State Police say a trooper pulled over 32-year-old Eugene Paul Williams-Rice, of Freehold, N.J., Friday afternoon on Interstate 91 in Dummerston because his vehicle registration was expired.

After stopping the sport utility vehicle, police say they saw Williams-Rice smoking marijuana and later determined his license was suspended.

In a search of the SUV, police allegedly found more than half an ounce of heroin with an estimated street value of about $10,000, along with half an ounce of marijuana.

Williams-Rice was charged with heroin trafficking and possession of heroin and marijuana. He’s being held on $50,000 bail.

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