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Police: Man arrested after drugs, $70K found in car with 5 children

POHATCONG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – Pohatcong Township police arrested a Pennsylvania man after finding drugs and $70,000 in a car with five children, police said Wednesday.

On Jan. 26, police stopped a vehicle on Route 22 for multiple motor vehicle violations, police said.

During the stop K9 officer Xeus gave a positive indication that illegal narcotics were inside the vehicle. Officers searched the car and located cocaine, heroin and approximately $70,000 in cash, police said.

The money and drugs were seized and the driver, Jesus Serano, 38, of Allentown was arrested, police said.

Serano was charged with a multiple motor vehicle violations, money laundering, endangering the welfare of a child, possession with the intent to distribute narcotics, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Warren County Jail pending a detainment hearing at the Warren County Court House, police said.

The children inside the vehicle were released to a family member, police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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