New Jersey officials conducted a raid of a local home in Paulsboro shortly after dawn recently. Law enforcement from three branches, including an emergency response crew, converged on the home and arrested two men for various drug crimes. One man was taken into custody and the other man was processed and released.
Getting stopped by police officers for alleged traffic violations usually results in minor irritation for the driver. However, at times, a more serious outcome results and a driver or passenger may find him or herself facing charges related to alleged drug crimes. Recently, three New Jersey residents found themselves facing this situation.
Over the past several years, the number of deaths related to the use of heroin have skyrocketed throughout the nation. New Jersey is no exception. Every state has laws that prohibit the possession and sale of illegal narcotics, but New Jersey has addressed the possession and sale of heroin specifically as part of its drug crimes law.
This past summer, a truck driver traveling across country pulled into a weigh station in New Jersey. During the course of the inspection, authorities purportedly discovered what were described as discrepancies in the driver's record book. By the time the inspection was completed, the driver was arrested on allegations of drug crimes.
Four New Jersey individuals currently serving time for drug convictions recently got an early Christmas present: a commutation, or shortening, of their sentence by President Barack Obama.