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NJ men face charges after K-9 Koda finds drug stash

Published 7:29 am, Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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Two New Jersey men face a series of drug charges after they were stopped Monday on the Sherwood Island Connector for failing to stop at stop sign, police said.

After the pair was stopped about 5 p.m. near the connector's intersection with Greens Farms Road, a large cache of drugs was found in the car by police K-9 Koda and his handler, Officer James Loomer, according to the report.

More than 100 packs of heroin and a "sizeable amount" of cash were found in the vehicle, police said.

The driver, Cole Dunn Hamer, 28, of North Plainfield, N.J., and passenger Frank Veglatte Jr., 29, also of North Plainfield, were both charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell; conspiracy with intent to sell narcotics, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The men were hold on $5,000 each and were scheduled to have appeared Tuesday at Norwalk Superior Court.