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.”

Parsippany New Jersey Drug LawyersParsippany NJ police officers conducted a drug raid and arrested three people in connection with the bust.

Members of the Parsippany Police Department Special Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant a home located on Benedict Drive in Jefferson NJ at the conclusion of a major investigation. Police started the investigation last month after getting a report of drug distribution in Morris County, New Jersey.

When Parsippany cops executed the search warrant and searched the Jefferson NJ residence, they allegedly found large amounts of drugs that included three pounds of marijuana, 373 Xanax pills, and 25 Oxycodone pills. Additionally, Parsippany detectives allegedly seized more than $12,000 in cash.

The search also reportedly turned up a number of items reported as stolen during a burglary in January.

Parsippany police arrested three people after the drug raid, including two men charged with simple possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and prescription drug possession.

The third suspect faces criminal charges for burglary and possession of stolen property.

To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Three Arrested in Morris County Drug Sweep.”

Morris County NJ Drug Crime LawyersA Sussex New Jersey woman who reportedly got advance notice about court-ordered surprise drug tests will be allowed to stay in the Morris County Drug Court Program.

The suspect is a 23-year-old woman from Sussex Borough, New Jersey. She was arrested by Rockaway Township police and charged with heroin possession in 2015.

The suspect faced severe penalties if convicted at trial, but she avoided trial when she got admitted into the Morris County Drug Court Program. Drug Court provides non-violent drug crime offenders with an alternative sentencing option. As long as the defendant can stay out of trouble, pass random drug tests, and meet other program requirements, they will stay on probation as opposed to being sentenced to jail time.

The suspect was initially admitted into the Morris County Drug Court Program, but she was later transferred to the Sussex County Drug Court Program because she lives in Sussex County, NJ.

The suspect got into trouble when she allegedly started a sexual relationship with a Sussex County Sheriff’s Officer in exchange for notice about random drug tests.

Now the sheriff’s officer could be headed to prison, while the suspect will be allowed to remain in the Drug Court Program and continue to receive treatment for her drug addiction problems.

For more information about this case, see the DailyRecord.com article, “Woman Who Got Drug Test Tip-Offs from Officer Kept in Drug Court.”

Rockaway NJ Drug Crime AttorneysPolice officers recently arrested three individuals, including a Rockaway resident, who were allegedly selling crack cocaine and buying crack cocaine at a Newark liquor store.

Newark NJ authorities started an investigation after getting a tip about illegal drug activity at Cline Liquor Store on Clinton Avenue in the city’s South Ward. The Newark Police Department and the Essex County Sheriff’s Office worked together on the investigation and had detectives conduct surveillance on the liquor store.

Police officers watching the store reporting saw the suspects engage in a drug deal. According to law enforcement, a 28-year-old Newark NJ woman handed crack cocaine to a 36-year-old Rockaway NJ man outside the liquor store.

The Rockaway suspect drove off in a car, with cops following close behind. When police pulled over the suspect and searched his vehicle, they allegedly discovered a Ziploc bag with crack cocaine.

When Newark NJ police officers searched the liquor store, they reportedly found 50 bags of crack cocaine behind a counter.

Two Essex County residents, including one person who reportedly worked at the Newark NJ liquor store, face criminal charges for cocaine distribution, while the Rockaway NJ suspect faces criminal charges for cocaine possession.

To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Employee Peddled Crack Cocaine from Newark Store.”

Randolph New Jersey Criminal AttorneysMorris County Park police officers have already arrested several people on outstanding arrest warrants and drug possession charges in December.

Two Morris County Park patrol cops were roaming Hedden County Park in Mine Hill when they reportedly noticed a suspect in the process of committing a municipal ordinance violation. In NJ, a municipal ordinance violation is not a criminal offense but can still result in penalties that include heavy fines.

According to law enforcement, the suspect in Mine Hill NJ had an arrest warrant that had been issued by the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office. The Morris County Park cops arrested the suspect and later handed him over to Bergen County authorities.

The suspect, a 32-year-old resident of Boca Raton, Florida was processed and then sent to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Morris County police arrested another suspect this month while conducting a traffic stop in Randolph, NJ. A Morris County Park cop reportedly spotted the suspect committing a traffic offense. The police officer ran a check on the suspect, a 59-year-old woman from Randolph, and discovered that she had an active arrest warrant out of Mine Hill, NJ. She was placed under arrest and handed over to Wharton NJ police.

Morris County Park cops also arrested a Boonton man accused of possessing a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) as he walked in Hedden County Park in Randolph, NJ.

The police officers saw the 19-year-old suspect acting suspicious while talking to another person in the park. Police investigated and allegedly discovered the suspect carrying an illegal narcotic. The suspect was arrested and charged with a drug crime.

For additional information about this case, access the Randolph Reporter article, “Morris County Park Police Issue Three Warrant Arrests.”

Mount Olive Marijuana Possession LawyersMount Olive police recently arrested a woman accused of possessing small quantities of heroin and marijuana at a vape shop.

Police made the arrest a short time after 6:30 p.m. The Mount Olive Police Department received a report from employees at the Vapor Room about suspicious activity at the vaping shop, which is located on Route 46 in the Budd Lake section of Mount Olive, NJ.

A police officer was dispatched to the scene, where he was directed to a 2011 BMW that was parked outside the shop. The Mount Olive cop found the suspect seated in the vehicle and noticed that she appeared to be under the influence of some kind of substance. The police officer also reportedly smelled the odor of marijuana coming from her motor vehicle.

The Mount Olive NJ police officer directed the suspect to exit the BMW and subsequently searched her. During the search, the cop allegedly discovered two plastic bags of marijuana and several glassine bags of heroin. The police officer then arrested the suspect.

The suspect, a 25-year-old woman who lives in the Great Meadows section of Liberty NJ, faces criminal charges for several drug offenses, including heroin possession, simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS).

After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was released from police custody with a pending court date.

For more information about this case, access the DailyRecord.com article, “Woman Busted with Pot, Heroin Outside Budd Lake Vape Shop, Police Say.”