In New Jersey and other states, illegal drugs are still a big problem on city streets. In order to combat the amount of illicit substances in their community, the Brick Street Crimes Unit made six arrests involving drugs in March. Now, those charged with drug crimes are likely considering their options for mounting an effective criminal defense.
According to reports, all of the drug arrests came as a result of traffic stops. In each case, no word was given as to what precipitated many of the traffic stops, although one stop appears to have been initiated under suspicion of DUI. This driver was reportedly found to have heroin and crack on his person during transfer to the Ocean County Jail. Another individual received charges of traffic violations, but the report never specified why authorities apparently had probable cause to search that person’s vehicle and the occupants or any of the others who had been stopped.
Regardless, in each case, officials reportedly found a bevy of drugs and drug-related material. Those arrested range in age from 20 to 51. They face charges involving possession of a controlled dangerous substance, intent to distribute and more. Several of the accused were released on a summons to appear in court.
Right to defense
Facing charges of drug crimes, particularly intent to distribute charges, is a serious matter that can have far-reaching effects on the future of the accused. Each of those charged with these crimes has the right to defend him or herself against the charges. In order to increase their chances for obtaining a successful outcome, the accused should work closely with an experienced criminal defense attorney in New Jersey for assistance.