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Category Archives: Drug Crimes

The Garden State Fights the Opioid Epidemic

After many years of increases in opiate abuse throughout the country, New Jersey is finally taking meaningful steps to fight this epidemic. Drug overdose deaths in the state have risen nearly 400 percent over the past two decades, with more than 2,000 fatalities in 2016 alone. In 2017, Governor Chris Christie announced the establishment of… Read More »

What Penalties Are Associated with Heroin Possession in New Jersey?

New Jersey is one of many states struggling with an opioid crisis, and heroin is the drug that has been doing the most damage in local communities. The state considers heroin a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance because it has no official medical benefits and a high rate of abuse and addiction. Possession of the… Read More »

Manalapan, NJ Day-Care Worker Arrested for Drug Possession

Recently, as reported in Patch.com, an officer with the Manalapan Township Police arrested Gabrielle Melamudov, 22, on charges of marijuana possession, following a traffic stop that resulted in multiple motor vehicle summonses. Discovering the Freehold resident had less than 50 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in her possession, the officer arrested her. Although authorities… Read More »

Trenton Man Faces Federal Charges in Heroin Ring Investigation

After a two-year investigation, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York William Hochul, Jr. announced the arrests of eight people, including a Trenton man, on federal drug charges related to alleged heroin distribution from Elmira, New York to points in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Authorities claim to have evidence gathered from two informants,… Read More »

Broken Windshield Traffic Stop Leads to Marijuana Possession Bust

It was recently reported that a Dover woman was arrested for marijuana possession following a traffic stop for a broken windshield. According to the New Jersey Herald, an officer patrolling Route 46 pulled over a silver Toyota because of the cracked windshield, but while speaking to the driver, spotted marijuana leaves on the floor boards…. Read More »

What is Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute in New Jersey?

Drug possession with intent to distribute is a crime with two simple elements — the first being the actual possession of illegal drugs and the second being a demonstrable intent to sell those substances to other people. Per New Jersey law, drug possession means that a suspect was allegedly in physical possession of drugs when… Read More »

Drug Crimes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania: What is Drug Possession?

New Jersey classifies controlled dangerous substances (CDS) such as marijuana, heroin and cocaine, and the chemicals used to manufacture them. The drug laws in New Jersey are severe, so if you have been charged with drug possession, it makes sense to contact an experienced drug possession defense attorney who will defend your rights in the… Read More »

New Jersey Lawmakers Propose Changes to Medical Marijuana Laws

Legislators in New Jersey have made recent news by calling out problems in state medical marijuana laws. Despite Governor Chris Christie’s strong opposition to expanding medical marijuana programs, lawmakers argue that current laws are too restrictive and negatively impact patients. Right now the New Jersey medical marijuana program serves approximately 2,300 patients, but many patients… Read More »

What You Need to Know About New Jersey Drug Laws

Every state, including New Jersey, has certain laws pertaining to the manufacture and possession of narcotics. Known as controlled dangerous substances, or CDS, these drugs are subject to regulations and individuals caught in possession of them can be punished with fines and incarceration. The best way to ensure that you are in compliance with New… Read More »

New Jersey Laws Governing Drugged Driving

While most people are at least somewhat familiar with the laws in New Jersey regarding drunk driving, few know about the laws regarding driving under the influence of drugs. Just like drunk driving, drugged driving is considered a form of intoxicated driving and is punishable with fines and possible jail time. However, the penalties for… Read More »