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Oscar Junior Mercedes Rodriguez
Oscar Junior Mercedes Rodriguez Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR

FORT LEE, N.J. -- A Fort Lee traffic stop led to the discovery of $1 million worth of cocaine in an electronically-controlled hidden vehicle compartment and the arrest of a Bronx barber.

Detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office pulled over Oscar Junior Mercedes Rodriguez, 30, on eastbound Route 4 on Wednesday, acting Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said Friday.

With help from Fort Lee police, they opened the "trap" and found 22 pounds of cocaine.

Wholesale the drug was selling for about $350,000, Grewal said. If sold on the street it would fetch $1,000,000, he said.

Rodriguez was being held on $125,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with possession with the intent to distribute the cocaine.

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