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Could dynamics on New Jersey drug crime be about to change?

A conviction on any criminal charge is never a positive thing for someone in New Jersey. It is possible, however, for a case to go from bad to worse. What can tip the scales is how prosecutors decide to press the case. This might be particularly true for someone facing drug-related criminal charges.

Meth possession: A serious criminal offense

The state of New Jersey has been dealing with serious issues with drug addiction in recent years. Heroin, opiate and opioid use is rising. Methamphetamine also remains a common drug of abuse. The majority of people who use meth do so because of an addiction to the substance. These individuals would likely benefit more from attempts at rehabilitation rather than incarceration.

Police sting results in 16 drug and gun trafficker arrests

Thursday, March 30, 2017 marked the start of a very productive week for local, state and federal law enforcement in and around Atlantic County, New Jersey, as they arrested more than 16 in what they are referring to as a drug and gun trafficking ring. The arrests made resulted in the confiscation of not only in excess of 10,000 bags of the deadly opiates heroin and fentanyl, but 21 weapons as well.

An overview of drug possession laws

It is a crime to willfully posess illegal controlled substances at both the state and federal levels in the United States. Drugs that fall under this category include LSD, marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and "club drugs." All of these drugs are illegal in the state of New Jersey. There are also laws that make it illegal to possess "precursor" chemicals for manufacturing of drugs and some accessories associated with drug use. Some of those accessories include crack pipes, bongs and syringes.

Common drug crimes defenses in Atlantic City

Drug crimes are present everywhere, but have become more prevalent in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where jobless and poverty rates have increased over the years. If you or a loved one have been charged with drug possession, consider using one or more of the defenses discussed in this post.

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