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Drug Charges Archives

Violent crime: New Jersey police arrest 4

Police officers say they witnessed a crime in progress and were able to quickly apprehend four suspects. Two teenagers and two juveniles were arrested. The Newark, New Jersey Public Safety Director provided details of the alleged violent crime and the four accused individuals who are likely now preparing a defense against criminal charges. 

Drug charges for New Jersey doctor in alleged drug ring

Recently, a physician finds himself defending against charges that he illegally wrote hundreds of prescriptions for opioid painkillers and anti-anxiety medications. The New Jersey based physician is allegedly connected with a crime network who apparently paid the doctor for prescriptions. The doctor is now facing drug charges that include second degree distribution of narcotics. 

2nd Circuit strikes down lifetime supervision of drug traffickers

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has just ruled that prosecutors cannot seek lifetime supervised release for federal prisoners. The federal program is meant to help ex-offenders reintegrate into society and to assist communities adjust to their return. It cannot be used as a way to punish people further once they have served their time.

What is New Jersey's pretrial intervention program?

You've lived a good, upstanding life and have never been in trouble with the law before. Then one day you make a mistake. For first-time offenders, New Jersey offers something called "pretrial intervention." PTI gives people with no past felony criminal record an alternative to prosecution by traditional methods while incentivizing them to obey the law in the future.

The goal of a drug court in New Jersey

Within the New Jersey court system, you will find specialized courts that are known as drug courts. Numerous people work within these courts, all as part of the same larger system, and these officials include the judge, the court staff, the probation officers, the attorneys, the treatment specialists and others.

Reporting drug overdose will not result in drug charges

Up until last year, when someone overdosed on drugs, many times the medical emergency wouldn't be reported. Those around the person often left, which meant the overdose victim didn't get care in time. This was because of a fear of prosecution on drug possession charges or worse.

Parked car leads New Jersey police to arrests on drug charges

Several people were arrested in New Jersey on possession of drug charges while parked near a local carnival. Police officers approached a vehicle on the Flanders Road side of Turkey Brook Park and spoke with the passenger inside. During the conversation with the 20-year-old-female, the officials detected the smell of marijuana and noticed a pipe in plain view. The female explained she was waiting for a friend who had gone to the carnival, which had already closed.

Massive drug sting in New Jersey results in multiple arrests

A major drug and weapon sting operation resulted in the arrests of 27 people in Somerville, New Jersey. The bust involved heroin trafficking near Franklin Township and New Brunswick.

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