Three men were handed various drug charges after an investigation by authorities in New Jersey. On March 13, a prosecutor in Morris County confirmed that law enforcement agencies had seized over $100,000 in cash and hundreds of pounds of marijuana from what they believe to be a network of marijuana distributors.
Police say the alleged drug distribution network spanned multiple states and was controlled by a 25-year-old man from Wharton. The accused man would allegedly accept weekly deliveries of marijuana at his home and then disperse the marijuana to lower level drug dealers. Investigators say a 50-year-old man was observed at the man's residence taking several boxes out of a truck on March 3. Later on, police conducted a search of the man's truck and found that it contained marijuana estimated to be valued over $1 million and about $124,000 in cash.
Searches of the 25-year-old man's residence and a vehicle belonging to one of his alleged customers also led to the discovery of marijuana and cash. All three of the accused men were handed charges for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and other criminal counts.
Defendants in a case like this may be able to have a better outcome if they can prove that aspects of the investigation were unlawful. A criminal defense attorney may be able to help prove that police acted improperly or used faulty search warrants. If the physical evidence that was seized by police can be suppressed, a defendant in a drug conspiracy case could have charges against them dropped.
Source: Morristown Patch, "$133K, 360 Pounds of Pot Seized in Morris County Drug Bust,"Jason Koestenblatt, March 13, 2015