FREEHOLD, New Jersey (WABC) -- Authorities in New Jersey say they've busted a cocaine-distribution ring based in Freehold.
Nine alleged drug dealers are now under arrest.
The 9-month investigation was dubbed "Operation Snowball."
Monmouth County prosecutors say the drug ring moved around one-third of a kilogram of cocaine each week.
They say alleged ringleader 48-year-old Hugo Hernandez supplied numerous lower-level dealers.
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'Operation Snowball' in NJ busts cocaine ring
Hugo Hernandez, 48, of Freehold, is the alleged ringleader of the operation and faces multiple drug charges. (Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office)