Authorities announced that over 100 people had been charged in an alleged heroin and cocaine bust. State police claim some of those arrested are responsible for operating a massive drug distribution organization in New Jersey. Experts agree that thousands of lives are being lost to the opioid epidemic, and New Jersey police have no intention of slowing in their efforts to stop the rising death toll from drugs.
After a five-month investigation, a large distribution ring has been shut down, resulting in charges against 20 people. Allegedly, the arrests helped bring down a group supposedly supplying Somerset, Middlesex and Bergen counties with Oxycodone pills, heroin, methamphetamine and a wide array of firearms. In New Jersey, investigators called this drug distribution ring Operation Birdcage.
Littering is a serious offense on its own, and those caught in the act may face monetary fines in relation. However, should a similar action lead to a traffic stop, the situation could become much worse, especially if authorities suspect the presence of further wrongdoing. A 19-year-old man has recently been arrested and is facing drug charges following a traffic stop that took place under similar circumstances in New Jersey.
An undercover sting operation allegedly resulted in charges being filed against 13 people. The sting supposedly targeted illegal drug and heroin sales according to the Hunterdon County Prosecutor. The increasing overdose numbers in New Jersey has undercover agents focusing on drug distribution rings. Authorities claim that Operation Downtown Shutdown targets those who are selling drugs.
June will go on record as the month with the largest drug bust ever in New Jersey history. Police responded to an alleged drug exchange on June 28 in a New Jersey parking lot. Over 45 kilos of the deadly synthetic drug fentanyl was seized. Several people have been arrested and are facing drug charges.
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.
A couple has been arrested for selling drugs online, and federal drug charges are supposedly pending. It is suspected that the two, a woman from New Jersey and a man from New York City, are facing drug distribution and drug manufacturing charges, and they may have sold synthetic drugs via the Internet. It is reported that one person may have died as a result of this in Wisconsin.
According to a report from the United States Attorney's Office, 12 people have been accused of drug trafficking after a DEA sweep at the Jersey Shore. Those arrested were said to have been transporting a large amount of heroin from another state into New Jersey during the Summer. They are now all facing drug charges.
According to authorities, a man has been arrested in the state for something that he was accused of three decades ago. The United States Marshals are said to have apprehended the man, who has allegedly been on the run since the 1980's, in New Jersey. He was wanted on federal drug charges in another state.
A 53-year-old doctor has been arrested in the state after being accused of running a prescription medicine pipeline. The man allegedly had patients driving from all over New Jersey to get refills on pain and other medications. He is now facing charges of drug distribution and more.