It could be the start of another busy season for the state troopers at the Greenwich Township weigh station on I-78. Last week, police caught a truck driver from California attempting to transport over 1,000 pounds of marijuana across the New Jersey-Pennsylvania line. The bust rivals some of the weigh station’s most historic drug seizures, all of which have occurred in the last few years. And while drug trafficking convictions are decreasing across the United States, Interstate 78 appears to be a hot spot. Or at least in that quiet stretch of highway through Still Valley and across the Delaware River into Pennsylvania, state troopers are really good at their jobs.
$5 Million Marijuana Seizure Rivals Weigh-Stations’ Biggest Busts
In 2016, there were three massive drug busts at the Greenwich Township weigh station in Stewartsville, NJ. All of them happened within a few days of each other in August. Things started small at first, with a 53-year-old driver busted for trafficking 53 pounds of cannabis. Officials estimated the marijuana was worth about $324,000, which works out to about $380 an ounce.
Then just a couple of days later, troopers found 80 pounds of heroin in another California driver’s truck. Police