When individuals are found with large amounts of drugs in their possession, they are often arrested and charged with drug offenses that are more serious than just simple possession. These individuals usually charged with possessing the drugs with the intention of selling or distributing them. This is exactly what happened in a situation that recently occurred in Morris County, New Jersey, where a man was arrested for allegedly possessing 0.5 ounces of heroin. NJ.com published an article on July 5 describing the arrest and the events leading up to it.
According to the news story, an officer driving on Route 23 noticed a vehicle quickly pull into a gas station and nearly cause an accident. After the vehicle left the gas station lot, the officer pulled the vehicle over and started talking to the driver and her passengers. The officer noted that the male passenger seemed to be very nervous and that he had something on his forearms that seemed to be fresh track marks. After having the driver step out of the car for questioning and then talking to the passengers, the officer noted that the individuals' statements about where they were going did not match. The officer then searched the car, with the driver's permission.
The male passenger was arrested after it was discovered that he had two wax folds with heroin in them and two empty wax folds in his front pocket, according to the article. The man who was arrested then informed the officer that more heroin would be found under the passenger seat. As a result, the officer found a much larger stash of the drug—a case of 42 wax folds that contained more than half of an ounce of heroin.
The arrested man was taken to the Pequannock police department and was subsequently charged. In addition to being charged with possession, the male passenger was also charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute more than 0.5 ounces of heroin. He ended up being held in Morris County Correctional Facility with his bail set at $75,000. According to New Jersey law (criminal defense lawyer. At The Law Offices of Christopher G. Porreca, P.C., our Morris County criminal defense attorney handles various types of drug crimes, including possession with the intent to distribute or sell. If you have found yourself facing these types of charges, contact us so we can provide you with an aggressive defense plan!