Police in Boonton Township NJ arrested a man who allegedly brought heroin with him to a required court appearance.
According to authorities, the 24-year-old suspect was already a defendant who had been ordered to appear in Boonton Township Municipal Court. However, quite remarkably, the defendant allegedly showed up to court with a fold of heroin in his possession.
While officers conducted a security detail for the municipal court session, they reportedly found the heroin fold on the suspect’s person.
The suspect was immediately placed under arrest and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Although drug paraphernalia charges are not the most serious offenses in the NJ criminal code, they still carry significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2, possession of drug paraphernalia may be classified as a disorderly persons offense. If the suspect in this case is convicted of the new drug charge, he could be sentenced to up to six months in county jail.
Sometime after being arrested, the suspect was released and ordered to appear, once again, in court at a later date.
For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Boonton Township Man Brought Heroin Folds to Court Appearance, Police Say.”
If you are facing heroin possession or distribution charges in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense attorney Travis J. Tormey for a free consultation about your case.