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2 New Jersey men charged with drug offenses

Two men were arrested during a recent evening out. The arrests occurred outside of Caesar's Lounge in Glassboro, New Jersey, after police observed a man entering the passenger seat of a car parked outside the establishment, carrying what they believed was a drink containing alcohol. The officers on the scene were aware that the young man was under the age of 21, and approached the vehicle. After a search of the vehicle, the young man and the driver of the car were charged with drug offenses.

Is jail the appropriate punishment for all drug crimes?

The War on Drugs has evolved since it was first launched in the 1970s, but the aim of eradicating drug use and distribution has remained steadfast. But it is not working. The usage of opiates in particular, which are highly addictive, have hugely increased. Instead of helping these people struggling within the grips of addiction, we throw them in jail.

Prom season increases risk of teens driving drunk

Teenagers have their entire lives ahead of them. Unfortunately, many bright futures are snuffed out in New Jersey in devastating car accidents. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in New Jersey and across the rest of the country. There are a variety of explanations for this phenomenon, but one of the most salient statistics in examining this tragedy is that about 1 in 3 accidents that proves fatal for a teenager involves alcohol.

Pill distribution ringleader sentenced to 11 years in prison

The frontrunner of a pain pill distribution ring in New Jersey pleaded guilty relating to the charges stemming from the operating which funneled a reported 40,000 prescription narcotics a week across New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts after it was busted following an extensive investigative operation. The New Jersey man has been sentenced to 11 years behind bars in a plea agreement.

Naked woman charged with drunk driving after crashing into a wall

In an unfortunate New Jersey DUI arrest, an out-of-state driver was arrested when she crashed into a wall. Reportedly, when police in Sparta Township stopped the woman to ask her about the crash, they were first taken aback because the 36-year-old woman was almost naked, wearing only an unzipped jacket according to a local report.

Personal breath testing devices could do more harm than good

There are all kinds of devices available to allegedly self-test an individual's level of intoxication. Everything from mobile applications to track eye movement through more complex options like breath testing devices that cost upwards of $300 are available for consumers in New Jersey and the rest of the nation. According to one report, this market yielded over $280 million in sales in 2011, and that figure is only expected in to increase.

'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' in full force until Jan. 2

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign in New Jersey is an effort aimed to decrease loss of life due to drunk drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of 25 individuals across the country perishes each day in drunk driving accidents throughout the month of Dec. each year.

Insurance fraud allegations leveled against New Jersey couple

Serious criminal charges can be brought against an individual if he or she is accused of having engaged in a fraud scheme. If a person is convicted of fraud-related charges, he or she can be given major criminal punishments. Such punishments can have a variety of significant impacts on an individual. Thus, being accused of having committing fraud crimes can be a very serious allegation for an individual to face.

Penalties for first-time DUI conviction could become more severe

Most individuals in New Jersey will never face charges of murder, robbery or similar criminal charges that could result in serious time behind bars. However, a criminal charge that can result in time behind bars and that most individuals are susceptible to is drunk driving charges. Driving under the influence in New Jersey is a crime with serious penalties that can happen to anyone. Unfortunately, one glass of wine too many can mean thousands of dollars in fines and other consequences.

Synthetic marijuana officially banned in New Jersey

Synthetic drugs seem to be garnering much attention in the press as of late. Substances like bath salt and synthetic marijuana can be appealing to curious teens, particularly because at one time substances of this nature were legally sold in New Jersey. In fact, synthetic marijuana was the third most-commonly used substance among high school seniors in 2011, according to a study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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