Sgt. Jared Shatkin stopped the rented Chevy just before midnight Tuesday, Lt. James DePreta said.
The driver had “committed several infractions, including swerving onto the shoulder,” the lieutenant said.
Shatkin requested a Bergen County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit after the driver and passenger told conflicting stories of where they’d come from and where they were going, DePreta said.
The drug dog gave a positive indication, leading to the discovery of the marijuana in vacuum-sealed bags, among the other items, including $19,314 in cash, he said.
Arrested were Travis Greer, 32, of Oroville, CA, and Aashiq Thawerbhoy, 32, of Brooklyn.
Both were charged with possession of drugs and property derived from criminal activity and sent to the Bergen County Jail to await a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.
Assisting officers included Detective Brian Cobb and Patrolman Jorge Orihuela.
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