Port Authority Police traffic stop yields drug arrest at Holland Tunnel

Port Authority Police have arrested two men at the Holland Tunnel for possession of cocaine and marijuana.

Officers assigned to the toll plaza in Jersey City saw a green 2005 Lincoln Town Car approach the tunnel entrance. The car’s windshield was cracked and the high beam headlights were on.

They pulled the Lincoln over and noted that the passenger side of the car smelled strongly of marijuana.

The driver, 42-year-old Jamel Goode was driving on a suspended license and only had a South Carolina ID.  The passenger, Isaac Gerard of Rochester, NY volunteered to drive the car.

While speaking with Gerard, 45, officers noticed a pungent odor of pot coming from him.  A small amount of the drug was recovered.

A Port Authority K-9 officer and canine arrived and the canine made a positive indication at the trunk of the vehicle.

A search of the trunk compartment revealed a black duffel bag containing three tightly wrapped bags of cocaine netting 378 grams.

Goode was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, drug distribution and driving with a suspended license.

Gerard was charged with possession of marijuana.

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