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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.

Egg Harbor couple plead guilty to drug charges

A couple from Egg Harbor Township in Atlantic City, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to drug and weapons charges following a raid on their home. The husband, 40, pleaded guilty to third-degree charges of drug possession and evading police arrest. He also pleaded guilty to first-degree possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, as well of illegal possession of a weapon used during committing a drug-related crime. If convicted, he could serve up to 18 years in state prison. The prosecution asked that he be ineligible for parole for 10 years of his sentence. He had previously been convicted of aggravated manslaughter.

Task Force arrests 2 Trenton men on drug, weapons charges

According to the Mercer County Sheriff's Office, a collaborative task force endeavor with the U. S. Marshal's Service for New Jersey and New York Fugitive Task Force, resulted in the arrest of two New Jersey men. Multiple criminal charges have been filed against them, including burglary, drug possession, assault and illegal possession of firearms. The suspects, ages 26 and 29, were roommates residing in Trenton.

Public employees linked to 'Operation Smoke Screen'

According to New Jersey police, multiple arrests have been made in connection with a large drug distribution network based in central New Jersey. Some of those arrested worked for the state of New Jersey.

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