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Category Archives: Drug Crimes

Mass Overdose Incidents Prompt DEA Initiative Against Fentanyl Traffickers and Suppliers

Fentanyl, an enormously powerful and addictive synthetic opioid, is causing a spike in fatal overdoses across the country. In 2021, fentanyl caused more deaths nationally than guns and auto accidents combined. More recently, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration reports that 29 people died in 58 mass overdose events in seven U.S. cities during a six-week… Read More »

Knowing the Limits of New Jersey’s Legalization of Cannabis

Recreational marijuana use became legal in New Jersey in February 2021 and sale of cannabis products has been authorized at 13 dispensaries around the state starting in April 2022. However, there are still limits on what activities are allowed with respect to possession and use of cannabis. The basic rules governing legal marijuana use are… Read More »

Authorities in New Jersey Step Up Efforts to Prosecute Fentanyl Distributors

A recent spate of arrests and prosecutions related to distribution of fentanyl illustrates how New Jersey and federal authorities are attempting to gain control over an intensifying opioid crisis. As law enforcement ramps up its investigations and prosecutors seek harsh sentences to try to send a message, it is more important than ever for anyone… Read More »

New Jersey Authorities Cracking Down on Opioid Traffickers

As the opioid epidemic continues to rage across the nation, New Jersey authorities are carrying on a multi-track strategy to address the problem. The state attorney general and other law enforcement agencies are pursuing doctors, pharmacists and other professionals who help drive the crisis by issuing improper prescriptions or by otherwise engaging in the illegal… Read More »

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 »

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 »