A New Jersey man was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop in Wayne on March 7. The incident happened shortly after 2 a.m. Wayne Police said they were patrolling the area around Route 23 and North Leg Road when they observed a vehicle making an illegal U-turn. After pulling the vehicle over for a traffic stop, officers allegedly witnessed a male passenger shoving something down the rear of his pants.
On Dec. 11, several people in New Jersey appeared in court on drug charges as a result of a raid executed by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. The U.S. attorney's office claims that the eight people arrested were involved in a national trafficking organization that distributed crack cocaine, cocaine and heroin throughout the country. Authorities in California were still searching for two people allegedly involved in the illicit activity at the time of the report. In Pennsylvania, a ninth individual was apprehended as well.
Two separate incidents on Nov. 17 led to the arrests of two New Jersey men on various gun and drug charges. Both incidents happened in Newark. The first occurred around 3:45 pm on Central Avenue. According to authorities, two officers were conducting a quality-of-life patrol when they allegedly spotted a man walking down the street with a gun in his pocket. Police say they followed the 21-year-old man to a nearby business.
A 47-year-old man was taken into custody at 1 p.m. on Sept. 22 for allegedly distributing Oxycodone and Buprenorphine in a public housing complex and near a school. He was charged with three counts of possession of the pills with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of public property and 500 feet within a school. During a court appearance on Sept. 23, he was ordered held on $50,000 bail.
On Aug. 28, a New Jersey man was charged with multiple drug offenses after the police conducted a traffic stop on his vehicle. According to the report, the traffic stop occurred at approximately 8:13 p.m. after he was observed speeding near West Front and Richardson streets in Florence.
When police respond to a situation at any residence, what they find or what they think may have happened at the scene can lead to criminal charges against an individual. When police went to a New Jersey home recently, they found a woman inside who was deceased. They then charged the woman’s husband with drug charges.
Whenever there is a drug investigation, police could seek to initiate a search homes of those suspected of committing a crime. If those individuals are already on probation or on house arrest, any drug charges that come about may add to their legal troubles. Recently, the police in New Jersey arrested a man who was the subject of a house arrest already. He now faces drug charges.
There are laws against creating or permitting an environment that is dangerous to the welfare of children. If there is any kind of illegal activity in a home and there are children there as well, there may be an additional charges filed against that person. Recently, the New Jersey parents of a young girl found were accused of child endangerment to go along with the drug charges they received.
Whenever someone calls for authorities to assist in a situation that requires them to enter the home, there may be consequences if those authorities notice anything they believe to be illegal. This can include calling the fire department to put out a fire. Recently in New Jersey, calling for help with a fire led to drug charges for a number of college students.
Anytime the police pull over a car, there may be more to investigate or contend with than the purpose of the original traffic stop. For a number of people in New Jersey, recent traffic stops led to drug charges being filed. The breakup of an alleged drug ring related to the traffic stops resulted in the arrest of six people.