It seems as if one Middlesex County, New Jersey woman has bad luck when it comes to drug charges. Her story, which follows, illustrates how one mistake can often affect another. For this particular woman, her issues began about a year ago when she was indicted on drug charges for allegedly selling cocaine to an undercover police officer.
Fast-forward to October 11, 2011. This same woman is now facing new drug charges because she attempted to go into the Somerset County Courthouse and was found to have prescription medication in her possession for which she could not supply a written prescription form. According to the criminal complaint, the 26-year-old female was arrested and then charged with third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance and fourth-degree possession of prescription drugs.
The complaint goes on to say that the alleged drugs were found during a security check at the courthouse. The woman had placed her belongings into a bin for a security screening when one of the officers saw an orange pill container with a defaced label. The officer asked to see the prescription but the woman could not produce one. She was then placed under arrest. The container allegedly held one pill of Oxycodone-acetaminophen, a powerful painkiller, and six tablets of Naproxen an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drug.
While this woman was arrested on these new drug charges, she may have some options when it comes to her defense. When New Jersey residents are faced with any type of drug offense, they may wish to consider working with an experienced defense lawyer. This may prove to be the best option for those facing legal problems.
Source: The My Central Jersey, "New Brunswick woman to face added drug possession charges," Mark Spivey, Oct. 19, 2011