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New Jersey man with gunshot now facing drug charges

On March 1, police in South Jersey discovered a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was found in his vehicle and allegedly had both weapons and drugs with him. Months later, the New Jersey man is facing weapons and drug charges.

According to the report, the police responded to a call back in March about shots being fired. A vehicle was described to the authorities as one which apparently left the scene of the alleged shooting. When police found what they believed to be the vehicle, the man was in it with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital. 

Police claim that the man was found with marijuana, heroin, and cocaine on him. They then got a warrant to search his car, which was impounded. A gun which had been reported stolen, along with unspecified drug paraphernalia and ammunition, was said to have been found at that time.

It is unclear why the authorities did not arrest the man in the hospital. Reportedly, it took police two months to locate him. He was found by a task force which consisted of local police, U.S. Marshals, sheriff's departments, and a state Fugitive Task Force. The man had allegedly used the weapon during a drug deal and was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, and other weapons charges.

He is also facing multiple drug charges. In New Jersey, anyone who has been arrested has the right to consult with a criminal law attorney. A lawyer can help guide a client through the arrest process and focus on contesting the formal accusations with a view toward attaining a beneficial result.

Source: nj1015.com, "Months after traffic stop, NJ man faces weapons, drug charges", Adam Hochron, May 3, 2017

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