Two CA men arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs along NJ Turnpike

New Jersey State Police say two California men have been arrested after a routine traffic stop along the New Jersey Turnpike. The Mayflower moving truck

State police say the truck failed to stop initially when a trooper initiated a traffic stop and then eventually stopped near mile post 70.6.

State police say the truck failed to stop initially when a trooper initiated a traffic stop and then eventually stopped near mile post 70.6. (11/13/13)

CRANBURY - New Jersey State Police say two California men have been arrested after a routine traffic stop along the New Jersey Turnpike.

The Mayflower moving truck was traveling along the Turnpike yesterday around 4 p.m. when it was pulled over for inspection by state police. Instead of stopping, the driver of the truck allegedly took off and led police on a small chase.

During the chase the truck struck a trooper’s car and badly damaged it. The trooper was not injured.

When the truck finally did pull over, police were able to get a search warrant. According to officials, large quantities of crystal meth and heroin were found in the sleeping area of the truck, along with a handgun.

The two people arrested, Paul Yeargin and Anthony Brewer, are being held on $600,000 bail at the Middlesex County Jail.

The tractor-trailer is owned by Piedmont Moving Systems out of San Jose, Calif. 

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