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Two Men Arrested With 360 Pounds of Marijuana after Traffic Stop on Interstate 80 East in Lodi


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Lodi NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of SHAWN R. PORTER (DOB: 8/19/86; single; unemployed) of 201-95 Twenty-Fifth Street, Etobicoke, Canada and JEREMY M. WINDOLOSKI (DOB: 6/24/97; single; limo driver) of 478 River Road, Hogansburg, New York on drug offenses. The arrests are the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

On April 27, 2021, detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force initiated a traffic stop on a Ford Expedition as it was traveling on Interstate 80 East in Lodi, New Jersey. Upon approaching the vehicle, they identified SHAWN R. PORTER as the driver and JEREMY M. WINDOLOSKI as the passenger. When the windows to the vehicle were rolled down, detectives observed the entire rear portion of the vehicle to be filled with thirteen oversized duffle bags. A Bergen County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit gave a positive indication for the presence of narcotics. A search of the vehicle revealed a total of 360 pounds of marijuana. The street value of the marijuana is estimated at $1,000,000.00. Both men were arrested. During the arrest, WINDOLOSKI resisted arrest, causing injury to a detective’s arm.

SHAWN PORTER and JEREMY WINDOLOSKI were each charged with one count of Possession With Intent To Distribute Marijuana Over 25 Pounds, in violation of N.J.S.A 2C:35-5b(10)(a), a 1st degree crime. JEREMY WINDOLOSKI was also charged with Aggravated Assault On A Police Officer, in violation of N.J.S.A. 12-1b(5)a, a 3rd degree crime and Resisting Arrest, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2a(3), a 3rd degree crime. Both men were remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending their first appearances in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ.

Prosecutor Mark Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would like to thank the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office for its assistance in this investigation.

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