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Police: Suspects Caught With Over 3,000 Decks Of Heroin In Fort Lee

FORT LEE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) -- Police in Bergen County, New Jersey, arrested two men on Friday after allegedly catching them with more than 3,000 decks of heroin that they allegedly planned to sell.

Yeuri Jimenez, 29, and Lenny Montero, 31, both of the Dominican Republic, were both arrested around 8:30 a.m. Friday by Bergen County police, according to a department news release.

Bergen County police Officer Robert Duboue pulled over the two men on Route 4 in Fort Lee, after he noticed the vehicle Jimenez was driving was speeding and drifting out of its lane, police said.

Both suspects provided conflicting stories and appeared nervous as the officer questioned them, police said.

Officer Duboue searched the vehicle and found 3,010 decks of heroin in a hidden trap in the vehicle, with an estimated street value of over $100,000, police said.

Bergen County Heroin
Heroin allegedly confiscated by Bergen County police from two men in Fort Lee, New Jersey. (Credit: Bergen County Police)

Jimenez and Montero were charged with first-degree possession with intent to distribute heroin, and third-degree possession of heroin, police said. Jimenez was also charged with fourth-degree possessing a false government document, as police allegedly caught him with a fake Pennsylvania driver's license that he tried to use as ID.

The suspects were ordered held on $50,000 bail at the Bergen County Jail pending a court appearance at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

Federal immigration authorities were also notified that both suspects were in the U.S. illegally from the Dominican Republic, police said.

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