Parsippany NJ Criminal LawyersParsippany New Jersey police recently arrested a local man who allegedly possessed massive amounts of drugs at his house.

The Parsippany Police Department launched an investigation more than a year ago after receiving reports that the suspect was distributing narcotics in the area. Detectives eventually got search warrants for the suspect’s residences on Erica Way and Knoll Road in Parsippany, NJ.

When law enforcement executed the search warrants at the suspect’s Parsippany NJ houses and searched the premises, they reportedly discovered cocaine, marijuana, and prescription drugs. Parsippany authorities also allegedly found, and seized, more than $9,000 in cash.

The suspect was not home when police searched the residences, but law enforcement was able to locate him a short time later at an area hotel. He was arrested without incident and taken to Parsippany police headquarters for processing.

The suspect faces a number of drug crime charges, including distribution of marijuana, distribution of LSD, possession of LSD, possession of Xanax, possession of Adderall, possession of cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

After being arrested and charged, the suspect was moved to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, NJ.

For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Cops Seize $9K, LSD, Pills, Cocaine, Marijuana; 1 Arrested.”

Morris County Prescription Drug AttorneysMorris County police departments recently collected more than 700 pounds of prescription drugs during National Drug Take-Back Day.

Police departments across Morris County have been targeting prescription drug offenders in recent months because prescription drug abuse – and overdose deaths – have been on the rise. In fact, law enforcement officials consider prescription drug possession and prescription drug distribution to be two of the most serious drug crimes.

However, not every action taken by Morris County law enforcement to stop prescription drug abuse and addiction has been punitive. One such example of a more benevolent approach to combating the drug problem is the recent National Drug Take-Back Day, which gave people a chance to hand over their expired or unwanted medications to law enforcement officers.

At this year’s event, Morris County NJ police collected 724 pounds of prescription drugs. This approached the 726 pounds of prescription medications that Morris County police collected last year.

For additional information, check out the NJ.com article, “724 Pounds of Meds Collected in Morris During National Drug Take-Back Day.”

Morris County Prescription Drug AttorneysMorris County NJ law enforcement is cracking down on drug crimes and looking to arrest people who are allegedly distributing illegal narcotics.

Additionally, Morris County authorities are also trying to get drug users and addicts to beat their drug addictions. As part of this ambitious effort, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office announced plans to hold symposiums about how to fight heroin addiction and prescription opioid addiction.

Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic resulting in a high number of overdoses, some fatal, throughout New Jersey and the rest of the U.S. Moreover, many people addicted to prescription drugs end up turning to heroin because it is cheaper and easier to acquire.

Statistics indicate that more than 33,000 people in the United States died from fatal prescription drug overdoses in 2015. In Morris County NJ, 64 people died due to prescription painkiller overdoses in 2016.

So far in 2017, the numbers have been even worse: at least 23 people in Morris County have already overdosed on prescription drugs.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office hopes that the upcoming drug symposiums will “stem the tide of addiction and related deaths.” The symposiums are scheduled for April and May and will be held at high schools in Dover, Kinnelon, Montville, and Roxbury.

For additional information, see the NJ.com article, “Morris Prosecutor to Hold Local Symposiums on Opiate Addiction Crisis.”

Morris County Prescription Drug AttorneysMorris County authorities plan to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 29.

The event provides individuals with a chance to turn over their expired medications and other prescription drugs to local law enforcement officials.

A number of law enforcement agencies have joined forces to coordinate the event in Morris County NJ, including the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Morris Plains Police Department, the Randolph Police Department, and the Morris Township Police Department.

Officers with the local police departments will have be present at three drop-off spots on April 29, 2017. The prescription drug drop-off locations are the Stop and Shop Supermarket in Morris Plains, the Acme supermarket in Randolph, and the Morris Township Municipal Parking Lot in Morris Township.

From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., anyone in possession of an expired medication or any other controlled dangerous substance (CDS) can turn over the drugs to police without worrying about being arrested and charged with a drug offense.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is part of a national effort to combat prescription drug abuse. Across the United States, local police departments give people an opportunity to turn in their expired prescription medications. Last year, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) collected nearly 900,000 pounds of medications during the event, with more than 700 pounds being collected in Morris County, New Jersey.

To learn more, check out the NJ.com article, “Morris County to Participate in National Drug Take-Back Day on April 29.”

Roxbury New Jersey Cocaine AttorneysRoxbury New Jersey police recently arrested a Newark NJ man who allegedly sold drugs in Morris County and nearby counties.

Police received a tip about illegal drug activity in Roxbury NJ and opened an investigation into the suspect. Detectives with both the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and the Roxbury Police Department conducted a joint investigation. Investigators eventually got search warrants for the suspect’s home and other property.

While executing the search warrants, police officers reportedly found 200 grams of cocaine, a handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets, and $17,000 in cash thought to be proceeds of illegal drug activity.

The suspect is a 41-year-old Newark man. He was arrested and charged with numerous crimes, including distribution of cocaine, possession of cocaine, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, New Jersey.

To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Newark Man Arrested on Gun, Drug Charges.”

Morris County Drug Crime LawyersPolice officers arrested 18 people following a major investigation into an alleged drug distribution ring operating throughout North Jersey, including Morris County.

Law enforcement officials started an investigation into the drug distribution operation in October 2016. Morris County detectives determined that the dealers were trafficking illegal drugs, including heroin and crack cocaine, in North Jersey counties.

Investigators initially focused on a 23-year-old Elmwood Park male who reportedly ran the drug distribution operation. The suspect reportedly uses the nickname “Star” and is believed to have personally transported heroin and cocaine to people in Morris County, Sussex County, Warren County, and Bergen County.

The suspect’s customers allegedly resold the illegal drugs. A total of 18 people, including the main suspect, were eventually placed under arrest. At the time of the main suspect’s arrest, he reportedly possessed 4,000 heroin fold and 130 packages of crack cocaine with a total street value of roughly $12K.

The suspect face numerous drug crime charges, including heroin distribution and cocaine distribution.

For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “18 Charged in Bust-Up of Multi-County Heroin, Crack Cocaine Ring.”

East Hanover NJ Robbery LawyersAn East Orange man is on his way to prison for committing a robbery at a Babies-R-Us store in East Hanover, New Jersey.

The suspect is a 24-year-old resident of East Orange, NJ. He recently appeared in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown NJ for a formal sentencing hearing after pleading guilty to the armed robbery. The superior court judge sentenced the suspect to 12 years behind bars.

On July 19, 2014, the suspect held up employees at the Babies-R-Us located on Route 1 in East Hanover, NJ. He allegedly went to the Route 10 store and forced the two victims to go back inside the building after closing.

Once inside the store, the suspect pointed a handgun at the employees and ordered them to open a safe and hand over $5K in cash.

The suspect covered his face with a mask, but detectives were still able to identify and apprehend him. He now faces numerous criminal charges, including armed robbery, false imprisonment, burglary, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “12 Year Timeout for Guy Who Held Up Babies-R-Us.”

Elmwood Park Cocaine Distribution AttorneysAn Elmwood Park man was recently arrested for his alleged role in a major drug distribution operation in Morris County, NJ.

The suspect is a 23-year-old man who lives in Elmwood Park, NJ. According to authorities, the suspect served as the main distributor for a drug distribution network that operated across New Jersey, including Morris County, Bergen County, Passaic County, Sussex County, and Warren County.

At the beginning of this year, law enforcement officials got reports of illegal narcotics distribution in these counties. Detectives with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office subsequently opened an investigation into the alleged drug operation. The investigation was exhaustive and involved wiretaps to intercept communications between the suspect and other people allegedly involved in the drug distribution network.

Authorities believe that the suspect and his co-conspirators sold heroin and crack cocaine in Elmwood Park, where the suspect resided, and in other parts of NJ. At least 18 individuals have been placed under arrest for their alleged roles in the drug operation.

The suspect has been charged with multiple drug crimes, including distribution of heroin and distribution of cocaine.

To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Charged with Selling Heroin, Cocaine in 5 Counties.”

Morris County NJ Prescription Drug LawyersMorris County law enforcement officials are cracking down on prescription drug abuse in an attempt to stop the sharp rise in fatal drug overdoses.

Brad Seabury is the Morris County chief assistant prosecutor. He recently spoke at a Morris County summit on opiate addiction and recovery and said that there have been way too many grieving parents who lost their children to drug addiction and abuse.

According to statistics presented at the conference, 62 people died as a result of fatal opiate overdoses in Morris County NJ last year. Additionally, there have been 11 fatal opiate overdoses in Morris County so far this year.

Morris County cops and prosecutors are now responding to the county’s prescription drug epidemic by cracking down on prescription drug crimes. There are many different types of prescription drug offenses: a drug addict can unlawfully possess prescription opioids without a valid prescription from a physician, a drug user can commit prescription fraud by forging prescriptions on stolen prescription pads, and a doctor can fail to provide full medical evaluations to patients prior to prescribing medication.

For additional information, check out the NJ.com article, “Heroin, Prescription Drug Overdoses Continue to Rise in Morris County.”

Denville NJ Marijuana LawyersPolice arrested a woman accused of showing up at the Denville police station with a small quantity of marijuana.

The suspect is a 27-year-old woman from Paterson, New Jersey. According to law enforcement, the suspect was accompanied by her three juvenile children when she arrived at Denville police headquarters. She was reportedly at the police station to meet someone in police custody on drug crime charges.

While the suspect waited in the lobby, a Denville police officer reportedly detected the odor of raw marijuana coming from her.

Denville cops later looked into the suspect’s car and allegedly saw drug paraphernalia in plain view.

The suspect was arrested and charged with multiple drug offenses, including simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and illegal operation of a motor vehicle while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS).

The suspect was also charged with child neglect because her kids were allegedly inside the car and exposed to the illegal drugs.

After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was released on her own recognizance. However, Denville police made sure that she did not drive her kids home.

For more information about this case, see the DailyRecord.com article, “Report: Mom Took Drugs, 3 Kids to Denville Police Station.”