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GREENWICH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS/AP) — New Jersey authorities say they found more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana valued at roughly $5.1 million inside a tractor-trailer that was driven by a California man.
Truck driver Guangyu Wu is charged with possession of marijuana and possession with the intent to distribute more than 25 pounds of the drug.
The 45-year-old man, from San Bernadino, faces nearly 22 years in prison if he’s convicted on both counts.
Warren County prosecutors say state police found the marijuana Tuesday during a commercial vehicle inspection in Greenwich. They say the drug was packed in 44 cardboard boxes and its estimated value is $5,145,000.
It wasn’t known Thursday if Wu has retained an attorney.
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