Man busted with $2 million in pot jailed in NJ

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - April 14, 2012

Gordon Peters must serve 10 years of his term before becoming eligible for parole. The 44-year-old Miramar resident was convicted in February of possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute in a quantity of more than 25 pounds.

Peters was arrested in January 2010 after Bayonne police stopped to investigate an open truck. After detecting a strong odor of marijuana, officers found Peters inside the truck with one of the 32 marijuana bundles found inside the vehicle.

The marijuana was valued at $2 million.

Peters maintained his innocence when he was sentenced Friday, claiming he didn't know the drugs were in the truck;

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