A Freehold man has been charged with heroin trafficking in Vermont after police said they found 510 bags of the drug in his vehicle.

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Vermont State Police say a trooper pulled over 32-year-old Eugene Paul Williams-Rice Friday afternoon on Interstate 91 in Dummerston because his vehicle registration was expired. Rice was also Williams-Rice was allegedly smoking marijuana as the officer approached his vehicle according to the Brattleboro Reformer.

After stopping the sport utility vehicle, police say they saw Williams-Rice smoking marijuana and later determined his license was suspended.

Vermont State Police Senior Trooper Matthew Studin told the Reformer he had transporting drugs between New Jersey and Vermont since 2006.

In a search of the SUV, police allegedly found more than half an ounce of heroin with an estimated street value of about $10,000, along with half an ounce of marijuana.

Williams-Rice was charged with heroin trafficking and possession of heroin and marijuana. He's being held on $50,000 bail at the Southern State Correction Facility.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.