Certain services such as Uber have changed how people get from place to place. While convenient, an argument between a driver and a rider often turns into a situation of one person's word against another's if there is no one else present in the vehicle. Unfortunately, former baseball player Lenny Dykstra now faces drug charges, among others, in New Jersey after an alleged incident with an Uber driver.
Multiple sources have reported on the opioid epidemic in this country. As a result of the attention that it has received, law enforcement officials are often desperate to make progress in the "war." While the desire to prevent harm to people from the drugs is understandable, violating a person's constitutional rights in the name of removing drugs from the streets remains unacceptable. As such, two men who were recently arrested in New Jersey on drug charges may be wondering if their arrest was the result of lawful actions.
It is an accepted fact that no person is capable of perfection. However, people who work in certain professions in New Jersey and across the country are often held to a higher standard. For example, if police officers are suspected of a crime, they often face significant public scrutiny. In fact, in a climate where police are continually under fire, officials may be quick to make an arrest should a suspicion of criminal activity arise, regardless of evidence. Unfortunately, a police chief now faces drug charges.
A 59-year-old woman known as a successful diving coach has been arrested, along with her son, on allegations of criminal activity. Police say the pair were involved with the sale of drugs and guns based out of their home in New Jersey. Authorities worked with FBI informants to gather information that led to the drug charges.
Many individuals charged with a crime wish to have the chance to clear their name. Criminal arrests carry possible penalties and jail time, so individuals usually hope to avoid conviction after they have been charged with a crime. Recently, one New Jersey man was arrested on drug charges. He has been released on bail, but will face the charges in court.
Distributing the drug that kills another person can come with increased charges. A local New Jersey man was arrested recently regarding three drug overdose deaths. The felony drug charges will carry serious consequences if the man is found guilty. Luckily, he will have the opportunity to plead his case in court and present a strong criminal defense.
Sleeping in a running vehicle led to the arrest of one man recently. The New Jersey man was allegedly found to be in possession of suspected marijuana and paraphernalia when authorities approached him. He was later booked on drug charges.
A run-in with the law can leave a person dealing with heavy consequences, such as losing his or her freedom and facing other fines and penalties. Recently, police reported that a local man was caught with drugs and guns. The individual has a history of weapons charges, and the current bust has left him with both gun and drug charges. He is currently being held in a New Jersey county jail, pending trial.
Sometimes when people go out and about during their day, it doesn't quite end up how they planned. Recently, this was the case for one man when his trip to the local music shop took an unexpected turn. He was reportedly outside of his car while parked in a parking lot when an officer deemed him to be acting suspiciously. A later traffic stop led to drug charges for the New Jersey man.
Two individuals were going about their day when it suddenly took an unexpected turn. Authorities allegedly observed a driver speeding on New Jersey Route 15 and conducted a traffic stop. The events of that traffic stop led to traffic and drug charges for the pair.