MOORESTOWN, N.J. (WTXF) - A bust has people in Moorestown, New Jersey, floored. It happened in the parking lot of a popular restaurant.
“I'm not familiar with anything like this in this area so it is very surprising," said John Countryman. He can't believe the feds took down two men during a surveilled drug deal right in the parking lot of a popular wing spot in Moorestown.
"This is commercial here but there's a lot of residents around here and it's disturbing," he said.
According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a source tipped them off about the deal involving a large sale of methamphetamine. It was set to go down in the parking lot of Buffalo Wild Wings in Eastgate shopping center off Route 38.
Around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, agents watched as two men went into the restaurant for about 25 minutes. According to the criminal complaint they came out and one man took a cookware box set out of his car and handed it to the other man.
"The Turnpike and 295 are nearby so maybe this was a convenient location for them to do something," said Countryman.
Investigators say the box contained eight bags of white crystals that turned out to be meth. The bags weighed about eight pounds.
Many people from the area were surprised that something like this could happen so out in the open.
Stuart Rookwood, a man who was leaving a store next where the arrest happened said, “I guess people now-a-days think if I do it in the wide open who’s going to think I'm doing something?”
Investigators arrested a man who they say admitted that he planned to sell the drugs and was waiting to be paid when he was arrested.