The Law Office of Jeffery A. April, Esquire
contact us for quick responses to your legal questions
Toll-free: 800-724-7232 Local: 609-736-2203
E-Mail Us Today Click Here

2 men facing drug charges after alleged transaction, home search

New Jersey residents may be interested in the story of two men facing serious drug charges after police claim that they participated in a drug transaction in front of one of their homes. Execution of a search warrant allegedly revealed a substantial amount of drugs in one man's residence.

On the morning of Sept. 3, detectives from the Essex County Sheriff's Office claim that they observed a 52-year-old Newark man making a transaction with another man. The transaction, they allege, involved the passing of unknown items from hand-to-hand. As the other man left the scene of the alleged transaction, detectives caught up with him. They searched him and allegedly found two small envelopes containing heroin. Authorities subsequently obtained a search warrant for the first man's Martin Luther King Blvd. home where the original alleged transaction occurred.

During the search of the man's residence, police claim to have found a quantity of heroin with a street value of approximately $10,000. The drugs were allegedly found hidden inside multiple cereal boxes in the home. Charges have been filed against the man for drug possession and intent to distribute. He is now being held on $150,000 cash bond at the Essex County Detention Center. The other man is also facing charges related to drug possession, but has been released pending a future hearing.

Charges related to the possession or the intent to distribute drugs can have serious consequences if a strong defense is not raised. An attorney may be helpful in representing a party throughout the legal process, from the initial arrest through the trial. The attorney may also be able to reduce charges through the plea bargaining process.

Source: NJ, "Newark man accused of hiding $10K in heroin, crack inside cereal boxes", Dan Ivers, September 03, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

200 South Shore Road
Marmora, NJ 08223

Toll Free: 800-724-7232
Phone: 609-736-2203
Fax: 609-390-9363
Marmora Law Office Map