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  • Medical Marijuana Laws in New Jersey

    In early 2010, outgoing governor of New Jersey Jon Corzine signed into law a bill permitting the use of medical cannabis for people with qualifying conditions. These conditions include cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, HIV / AIDS, seizure disorder, Lou Gehrig’s disease, severe muscle spasms, muscular dystrophy, Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and any terminal illness. As of 2015, ...
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  • 5 New Jersey residents arrested in heroin bust

    Five New Jersey residents, including three members of the same family, were busted on heroin and other drug charges on March 3. The arrests were the culmination of an investigation by agencies in multiple counties, including Ocean County, Burlington County and Atlantic County. According to authorities, a raid conducted at the Washington Township home of an alleged heroin kingpin turned up around ...
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  • New Jersey authorities bust massive drug ring

    According to New Jersey authorities, 12 men have been indicted on first-degree racketeering charges for allegedly running an online cocaine and designer drug business. The busts led to the seizure of $1.2 million, which is one of the biggest cash hauls in state law enforcement history. A 31-year-old Lake Hopatcong man was allegedly the leader of the group. He is charged with being the leader of a ...
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  • 4 men face charges following drug bust

    Following an undercover drug investigation that took place in 2014 in New Jersey, four men entered a guilty plea for their alleged involvement in what law enforcement officials say was a major drug trafficking ring in Burlington and Ocean counties. Both federal and state officials led the investigation known as "Operation Speed Racer". According to authorities, the men were charged after an ...
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  • U.S. investigators to charge Venezuelan officials

    New Jersey prosecutors are likely aware that some top officials in Venezuela are said to be on the verge of facing charges related to drug trafficking. A source says that federal prosecutors in New York plan to charge a general in the country's national guard who also used to be with the country's anti-drug office. The head of the national guard will also be charged. This will not be the first ...
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  • New Jersey laws related to heroin

    It is important to note that there are both state and federal laws related to the possession of heroin. This means that if someone is charged with possession of the drug in New Jersey may face penalties from both the state and the federal government. As with other powerful narcotics, the possession, trafficking and the sale of the drug is a felony. At the federal level, the first conviction for ...
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  • New Jersey man accused of cocaine distribution

    On Nov. 12, authorities reportedly took a 23-year-old man into custody after he was believed to be involved in a drug distribution scheme. He was accused of selling drugs around Engelwood in Bergen County, New Jersey. Search warrants were served at the man's home. During the subsequent search of the home, authorities reportedly found crack cocaine and drug packaging materials. When his vehicle was ...
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  • Man charged for cocaine possession in school zone

    A 50-year-old man from New Jersey was indicted for several drug charges stemming from an incident that took place on Aug. 11. According to prosecutors, the accused man was in possession of cocaine that he was planning to distribute near the Paul W. Carleton elementary school in Penns Grove. The accused man's criminal charges for cocaine were enhanced because prosecutors believe that his alleged ...
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  • The federal prison population and drug crimes

    New Jersey residents may have heard about legislative calls for reductions in mandatory minimums in federal prison for drug crimes. The current federal prison population makeup is telling and points to good reasons for system reforms. The total prison population is almost 200,000 people, and more than half of them are incarcerated for drug offenses. Of those inmates, 35 percent had no prior ...
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  • 2 people facing cocaine charges after investigation

    Two people in New Jersey were taken into police custody on Oct. 5 when authorities concluded a two-month long investigation into alleged cocaine activities. The Mercer County Narcotics Task Force was conducting surveillance at about 5:25 p.m. when they stopped a 2015 Subaru Forrester. The 46-year-old female driver of the vehicle was allegedly found to be in possession of three packages of cocaine. ...
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  • Man sentenced to 5 years for drug charges

    On Sept. 28, a judge in New Jersey sentenced a former Princeton University student to five years behind bars. The 21-year-old man had pleaded guilty to several drug possession and drug distribution charges stemming from his arrest in January 2015. The man has been out of custody on $25,000 bail, and he will start his sentence on Nov. 13. A spokeswoman reported that the delay is being caused by a ...
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  • Woman charged with drug crimes after police seize heroin

    On Sept. 13, a 20-year-old New Jersey woman was taken into police custody after authorities seized 18 packages of heroin. According to a statement issued by a Holmdel police officer, the incident took place after an officer observed her driving erratically in a Jeep at around 3 a.m. The officer followed the woman for a short distance before conducting a traffic stop on the vehicle at the Laurel ...
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  • Man sold cocaine and heroin from his New Jersey home, police say

    On Sept. 21, authorities indicted a 35-year-old man who was taken into police custody back in December 2014 for allegedly dealing drugs from his home. The man, who is from Middlesex County, faces a number of drug-related charges after officials claim they found heroin, cocaine and drug paraphernalia in his home. Law enforcement officials also believe that he was in the midst of a drug deal at the ...
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  • Man charged with possession after 2,700 doses of heroin seized

    On Sept. 16, it was reported that a New Jersey man was taken into custody and was charged with multiple drug offenses after approximately 2,700 doses of heroin was allegedly seized. The 23-year-old man was facing charges for possession of heroin and possession of heroin with intent to sell, among other offenses. A number of law enforcement agencies were involved in the case. The authorities ...
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  • Man charged with drug offenses after shooting himself

    It was reported on Sept. 5 that a New Jersey man who was charged with shooting himself in the leg was also facing drug charges. The man reportedly shot himself near Clinton Avenue and Sackett Street on Aug. 18 before being dropped off at a nearby hospital. Authorities were alerted to the situation and drug charges were filed. The man, age 18, was on probation when the Aug. 21 incident occurred. He ...
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  • Major American city bans synthetic drug

    New Jersey residents may have heard that on Aug. 14, the city of Boston banned the sale, possession or use of a substance called synthetic marijuana. It is often called K2 or Spice on the streets, and it is a mixture of chemicals and plant material mixed together. Although it is not actually marijuana, the ingredients used to create the substance mimic the high that an individual would experience ...
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  • New Jersey man's conviction upheld by appellate court

    On Aug. 7, a New Jersey appellate court refused to overturn the drug conviction of a man who claimed that he used marijuana for medical reasons. The man has given himself the nickname of NJ Weedman and claims that making the drug illegal violates his right to practice his Rastafarian religion. He was taken into custody on the charges in April 2010 when police saw his car run a red light. At the ...
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  • Police use of drug sniffing dogs questioned by appeals court

    New Jersey residents are likely aware that law enforcement agencies often call upon K-9 units to assist them during searches. The abilities of these dogs to detect even trace amounts of illegal drugs is often touted by police departments and media outlets, but judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit were unimpressed by the police reliance on themwhen they ruled on a drug case ...
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  • Actresses' brother, surprise guest found during drug raid

    While he is not a household name to New Jersey residents, the brother of actress Alicia Silverstone has found himself in the spotlight. The 43-year-old man was reportedly booked by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office for cultivating and processing marijuana and possessing marijuana for sale. He was at a location in Redwood Valley, California at around 7:30 p.m. on July 21 when a raid occurred. ...
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  • 2 women accused of drug use and possession

    Two women from New Jersey were accused of drug possession after a police officer pulled over their vehicle on July 16. According to the report, the officer pulled over the SUV after noticing that it had a suspended registration. The 2000 Jeep Cherokee was stopped at about 1 a.m. in a convenience store parking lot. The responding officer reportedly saw evidence of drug use during the stop which led ...
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  • New Jersey father and daughter facing drug charges

    On June 18, a New Jersey father and daughter were taken into police custody after authorities recovered a number of different drugs during a search of their home. It was reported that more than $3,200 worth of narcotics were seized. The home was located on Western Avenue in Hamilton. During the raid, the authorities reportedly recovered 108 Oxycodone pilles, worth about $3,200, 17 suboxone pills, ...
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  • New Jersey man accused of involvement in drug ring

    On June 6, it was reported that a 36-year-old New Jersey man was indicted on federal charges after he was accused of providing a large-scale drug trafficking with heroin and cocaine. Additionally, the indictment also accused the man of conspiring to distribute the drugs throughout the state of New Jersey. It was believed that the man supplied a drug trafficking organization with drugs between ...
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  • New Jersey drug investigation leads to the arrest of 3 men

    Three men have been arrested in a narcotics case involving drug trafficking in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Warrants were executed at approximately 5:00 p.m. on June 2, according to authorities. The Mercer County Narcotics Task Force seized more than $30,000 in narcotics in the conclusion of an investigation that was ongoing for four months. The target of the investigation was detained after a ...
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  • New Jersey drug ring broken up by authorities

    In New Jersey, several people have been arrested by law enforcement during an investigation called Operation Family Tides. During the operation, drugs, guns, and money were seized. These arrests were the result of an eight-month long investigation by New Jersey authorities. Authorities stated that the goal of Operation Family Tides was to reduce the flow of heroin into the state. With this in ...
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  • Scientists develop cocaine test using fingerprints

    New Jersey residents are likely aware that an individual's drug and alcohol use may be established by performing chemical tests on a blood, saliva, urine or hair sample, but they may be surprised to learn about a new form of drug test using fingerprints developed by scientists in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The findings of these researchers were published in May 2015 in a scientific ...
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