Illegal drugs and other prohibited substances are known to impair a person's judgment. Due to their detrimental effects, numerous laws have been passed to ensure that drugs do not end up in the hands of individuals who use them for their own gain without any thought to the consequences. In New Jersey and anywhere else in the United States, people who are caught using or distributing drugs will be charged with a drug crime, which can lead to serious consequences upon conviction.
In Florham Park, New Jersey, a police investigation of a stolen vehicle led to the arrest of the alleged car-theft accomplice who was then charged after the discovery of 91 pills of Oxycontin.
The arrest stemmed from a report police received about a stolen luxury car, which was followed by a sports utility vehicle, presumed to be the accomplice car. Police tracked the vehicles and later found them on Brooklake Road. The driver of the stolen vehicle managed to elude police, leaving the accomplice behind.
The police ordered the SUV driver to pull his vehicle over. Officers found Oxycontin inside the vehicle, which resulted in the arrest of the driver for possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Bail was set at $50,000.
In this case, the suspect is facing serious charges due to the quantity of drugs found by the police. However, the suspect can defend himself in court by challenging the procedure of the police officers who searched the vehicle. The suspect will also need a strong defense with the help of a legal professional who has experience at handling criminal defense cases. The defendant may be able to settle the case through a plea bargain or through traditional litigation.
Source: newjerseyhills.com, "Florham Park car theft leads to drug charges for Georgia man," Jan. 15, 2014