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New Jersey man was shot in face and then arrested on drug charges

A New Jersey man that was recently shot in the face was placed under arrest on drug charges shortly after his medical ordeal. The 20-year-old man was found to be in possession of five clear capsules of the time of the shooting. Police believe the capsules were the drug that is commonly called ecstasy and responded by accusing the man of drug charges.

Police responded to a call reporting that a man had been shot in the face. When they arrived on scene, they found the man sitting on the road with a gunshot to his left cheek. The man was under treatment for his wound when police observed five capsules in his groin area. He was transported to Jersey City Medical Center for continued treatment.

According to his report, he had exited his vehicle in order to relieve himself. Upon his return, as he was entering the vehicle, he was shot. Police did locate a separate vehicle nearby that had sustained several bullet holes. The gunman was said to have been driving a dark colored vehicle at the time of the shooting.

In a somewhat odd turn of events, the victim of a criminal offense was also charged with a criminal offense. The man, who purportedly sustained a gunshot wound because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time, will now face drug charges. In New Jersey, drug charges can result in monetary fines and even jail time should a conviction be obtained. As such, this man will likely find benefit in constructing a strong legal defense. A strong legal defense may be his best hope for sustaining his freedoms.

Source: nj.com, "Jersey City man shot in face arrested after police find ecstasy, police say," Anthony J. Machcinski, June 20, 2013

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