ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (WPIX) -- A routine traffic stop turned into a not-so-routine drug bust for a New Jersey man.
Police charged Eric Allen Jr., 21, of Englewood, with a number of drug counts, including possession of crack, possession with intent to distribute and resisting arrest when officers found 38 bags of crack cocaine in his socks.
According to reports, Officer Shawn Enfenat stopped Allen in his 1993 Buick Regal around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning for not having a front license plate. The officer decided to search the car after Allen and his passenger gave conflicting stories.
During the search, Allen attempted to take a bag out of the vehicle. After a struggle with officers, Allen grabbed a pair of socks from the bag and tried to throw them away from the car.
Police later found the bags of cocaine in the socks.
Allen remains in jail Tuesday. His passenger was not charged.
NJ Man Arrested, Charged After Cops Find Cocaine in Socks
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