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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 04, 2013

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Troopers Seize 5 Kilos of Heroin and Large Amount of Cash During Interstate 80 Traffic Stop

Knowlton Twp, N.J. A traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Knowlton Township led to the arrest of a Cleveland man, the seizure of 5 kilos of heroin and a large amount of cash.

On Saturday morning at approximately 2:40 a.m., troopers stopped a 2006 Saturn Vue SUV, driven by John Foster, 63, of Cleveland, Ohio, on I-80 eastbound in Knowlton Twp. Further investigation during the stop led to the discovery 5 kilos of heroin, valued at $325,000.00 and 7 heat sealed packages of money hidden in an electronically activated compartment located in the rear cargo area of the vehicle. The amount of money that was recovered is pending an official count.

Foster was placed under arrest and charged with:

  • Possession of Heroin
  • Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute
  • Money Laundering
  • Conspiracy
  • Being a Fugitive from Justice (50 state extradition warrant out of Cuyahoga County, Ohio)

Foster was lodged in the Warren County Jail in default of $100,000 bail with no 10 percent option.

Charges are mere accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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John Foster
John Foster, 63, of Cleveland, Ohio

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