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November 26, 2016

Idaho man arrested for allegedly carrying 52 pounds of marijuana in Ocean County

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David Lincoln Ocean County Prosecutor's Office/Courtesy

David Lincoln, 65

An Idaho man is facing criminal charges after authorities allegedly found him in possession of more than 50 pounds of marijuana and close to $120,000 in cash, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office said.

David Lincoln, 65, is charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana over 25 pounds with intent to distribute, conspiracy to distribute over 25 pounds of marijuana and money laundering.

The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office said they began a three-month investigation into "a major distributor." They later found that Lincoln allegedly traveled to parts of the East Coast, including Ocean County, to deliver large amounts of the drug, authorities said Friday.

On Thanksgiving morning, police were able to track down Lincoln's 1997 Jeep Cherokee and camper in Jackson Township and later arrested him. 

Police later obtained search warrants to look through the car where they seized 52 pounds of pot and $118,000 in cash. Authorities said that the marijuana is worth about $150,000.

“The dedication and commitment of the detectives of both the Special Operations Group and the Financial Crimes Unit are second to none," said Ocean County Prosecutor's Captain Jack Sramaty. 

Lincoln is set of $575,000 bail and is currently in Ocean County Jail.