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.
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.
A 33-year-old former New Jersey pharmacist is being held without bail after allegations surfaced that he had been manufacturing drugs. The man is facing several drug charges in connection with the case. He stands accused of attempting to produce the popular party drug methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) in addition to charges for possession of the materials needed to make the drug. Additional charges may be forthcoming.
Drug charges should be taken very seriously as they can result in lengthy prison sentences and stay on your criminal record for the rest of your life. Law enforcement officials continue to crackdown on drug offenses, which means that more individuals could wind up facing drug charges in New Jersey.