Oftentimes, drug charges can come about as the result of an undercover investigation or deal. For two New Jersey men, an undercover purchase of crack cocaine led to their arrest by narcotics detectives. The two men are in their early twenties and now face several drug charges.
According to reports, the men were at a New Jersey McDonald's when the incident occurred. The undercover drug purchase was for crack cocaine. Police then seized other drugs from the men. The men are accused of having 150 grams of marijuana along with 50 grams of crack cocaine. They also allegedly had drug paraphernalia and cash that were seized from the two young men.
The charges that the men face are serious in the state of New Jersey. Each of the men has been charged with possession along with distribution of controlled dangerous substances. The drug charges also included accusations of distribution of CDS within 500 feet of a park. Both men were held on $75,000 bail at the Camden County Jail.
When there is an alleged undercover deal with narcotic detectives, such as is the case with these two New Jersey men, the outcome may involve serious sentences including jail time. The details or the nature of the undercover investigation can play a huge role in the criminal proceedings of a defendant. The sentence handed down or the plea bargain that may be accepted at a judge's discretion can depend upon the defendants' past records concerning drug charges in addition to the details of the current situation.
Source: nj.com, "Winslow Township undercover drug investigation yields two arrests," Dec. 19, 2012