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Drug Charges Archives

New Jersey man gets drug charges in alleged plot incident

Weapons, drugs and paraphernalia were recovered after two searches in relation to a plot to kill a local police officer. A New Jersey man was reported for allegedly making claims that he intended to kill an Asbury Park police officer, leading authorities to search the man's home. While there, officers recovered illegal items and served drug charges

15 individuals nabbed on drug charges in New Jersey

A major bust has allegedly nabbed several people believed to be involved in a trafficking ring. Fifteen people were indicted on racketeering, trafficking and drug charges in New Jersey recently. A new story gives more details about the bust and the arrests made. 

What you should know about possession with intent to distribute

In Middlesex County, and New Jersey in general, drug charges can come with some very severe consequences. This is especially true when what might have been a basic possession charge becomes possession with intent to distribute. There are three elements that must exist in order for a "possession with the intent to distribute" charge to be valid under federal law.

Drug charges for pair of New Jersey men

A traffic stop led to further charges for a pair of local men recently. Police stopped their car for an expired inspection sticker and, upon further investigation, arrested the two for drug charges in addition to the traffic charges. The two New Jersey men are likely preparing a criminal defense against the charges against them. 

New Jersey woman faces neglect, drug charges

In a tragic case, one woman is looking at serious consequences related to an incident involving her child. The New Jersey resident was found passed out in her car, with her 2-year-old child dead in the backseat. She was booked on a total of nine charges, including neglect and drug charges

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.

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