Hudson County Sheriff’s Office intercepts $1.5M worth of marijuana at Kearny warehouse


The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office intercepted $1.5 million worth of marijuana during a drug deal at a Kearny warehouse on Friday, Sheriff Frank Schillari announced.

Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Friday, the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, intercepted a tractor trailer shipment of marijuana as it made a delivery to a Kearny warehouse.

The tractor trailer was loaded with 737 lbs. of marijuana with an estimated street value of $1.5 million.

“This is one of the biggest single marijuana busts in Hudson County history,” Schillari said in a statement.

“Our detective bureau deserves all the credit for an excellent job, I’m proud to have them in my department serving and protecting the people of Hudson County.”

Usman Ahmed, 31, of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and Manjot Aujal, 21, of Poughkeepsie, NY, were arrested and charged with first degree possession of marijuana and first degree manufacturing and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance.

Ahmed and Aujal were arrested and taken to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny, authorities said.

Under the new bail reform law, they were released and are awaiting their respective court dates.

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