UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. – A driver was spending his birthday behind bars after an Upper Saddle River police officer found two ounces of crack stuffed down his pants and $7,000 in suspected drug proceeds in his car, authorities said Thursday.
Officer Kevin McWilliams pulled the car over on northbound Route 17 for several violations at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Detective Lt. Edward Kane said.
The driver, Marlin Turner of Saratoga County, NY, had a criminal history involving drugs, records show.
Four years ago, he was arrested in Saratoga Springs by authorities who said he and an accomplice were selling thousands of dollars of cocaine, heroin and prescription drugs a week.
A judge ordered him held in the Bergen County Jail – where he remained on his 34th birthday Thursday – pending a detention hearing on charges of drug possession and hindering.
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