You remember when Walter White shaved his head on Breaking Bad. Owing to his chemotherapy, Walt opted for this new look. And a short time later, he visited Tuco to collect money. Indeed, Walt’s edge in the negotiation consisted of an explosive that looked like his special crystal meth. And you definitely remember when Jesse Pinkman shaved his head. Jesse fell off the wagon after he assassinated Gale Boetticher at point blank range, yo. Breaking Bad offers fantastic entertainment. Therefore, a news item I saw this week about an arrest involving methamphetamine possession and distribution in South Jersey’s sleepy Gibbstown grabbed my attention. Coincidentally, the target of the investigation sports a look similar to Walt and Jesse.
Also known as Greenwich Township, Gibbstown is a place I would describe as unassuming. Unlike Albuquerque, the capital of New Mexico where Breaking Bad takes place, Gibbstown seems to me to be a quiet place.
Despite Gibbstown’s provincial character, Gloucester County investigators found methamphetamine, cocaine, Xanax pills, marijuana, suboxone, and several thousand dollars in cash, per nj dot com. Consequently, the cops charged the homeowner with with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, distribution of methamphetamine under one-half ounce, second-degree distribution of methamphetamine and cocaine in a quantity between one-half ounce and five ounces, distribution of Xanax, distribution of less than five pounds of marijuana and conspiracy to distribute more than one-half ounce of methamphetamine.
Methamphetamine Possession, N.J.S.A. 2c:35-10
New Jersey law prohibits possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS). The law makes it a crime for a person knowingly or purposely to obtain, or to possesses, actually or constructively, CDS or a controlled dangerous substance analog.
Nevertheless, the law does not bar substances obtained directly, or based on a valid prescription or order form from a practitioner, while acting in the course of his professional practice, or except as otherwise may be authorized.