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New Jersey marijuana arrest: 3 taken into custody for drug crimes

Police in New Jersey have announced the seizure of approximately 80 pounds of alleged marijuana in Jersey City. They say that the suspected marijuana seizure took place after a shipment of the substance was received at a warehouse in the city. In addition to the drug confiscation, three individuals were also taken into custody under marijuana arrest.

The incident occurred on a recent Wednesday after authorities received a report regarding three suspicious packages. Police allegedly found the boxes to contain 78 pounds of pot. Police waited with the packages to see if anyone would arrive to pick them up. The following day, a man arrived to claim the packages. He and two individuals, who were waiting inside his van, were taken into custody.

In total, authorities arrested two men, aged 48 and 54, and a 32-year-old woman. Police seized the alleged marijuana, the van and other evidence they found. Several of the arrested individuals have prior criminal records. One of the men has been convicted of drug crimes in New Jersey and had been arrested on 17 different occasions in Pennsylvania.

Drug trafficking crimes are serious, but when it comes to a marijuana arrest and arrests for other types of violations, every New Jersey resident will have the opportunity to defend him or herself against their charges in court. During the criminal defense process, the accused will have the ability to assert his or her version of the facts and/or cast doubt on the prosecution’s version of the facts. If the prosecution is unable to prove the accused individual is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, then no conviction will be forthcoming for the accused.

Source: nj.com, "Jersey City police seize 78 pounds of pot and arrest 3 from Pennsylvania", Michaelangelo Conte, June 20, 2014

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