Authorities say a man may go to prison after an indictment on drug possession. South Plainfield, New Jersey, police officers arrested the suspect on May 17, 2017 after they allegedly found 17 Xanax pills on the man. The arrest for drug possession came after the car he was driving crashed into a telephone pole on West Avenue at about 1:16 p.m.
According to reports, the man they arrested is the son of Edison, New Jerseys' current mayor. He was charged with possession, DUI and reckless driving, and he has since been indicted by a Grand Jury on Sept. 1, 2017 for controlled dangerous substance possession. He will appear before a Middlesex County Superior Judge for a post-indictment hearing.
Prosecutors intend to seek prison time since the man's attorney has rejected a deal and pleaded not guilty to the new charges. If county officials do not reach a resolution and cannot resolve the cases together, he may be re-sentenced on a prior conviction. He is currently on probation from an arrest when he was found unconscious behind the wheel of a running car.
When it comes to addiction, the personal struggle for each individual is real. Every day, countless people across the country are falling victim to the opioid crisis, and New Jersey is no exception. When a family's personal business makes the headlines because of political reasons, the best possible decision to is retain a well-informed criminal attorney. Any drug possession charge is serious, and it is important to have a solid criminal defense attorney in your corner. A knowledgeable attorney will help guide one through the legal process and help an accused build the best possible defense.
Source: nj.com, "Edison mayor's son could face prison after latest drug arrest", Luke Nozicka, Sept. 14, 2017