- possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance,
- cocaine possession,
- marijuana possession,
- oxycodone possession,
- maintaining a manufacturing facility,
- unlawful possession of a weapon, and
- possession of a defaced firearm.
Like fish trapped in a barrel, four people in a Monroe Township home found themselves targeted by police during a raid this week. Indeed, the cops invaded the home and arrested four people after a five-month investigation. Along the way, they allegedly found heroin, crack cocaine, and marijuana. Consequently, the cops charged the various individuals with heroin possession, cocaine possession, possession of marijuana under 50 grams, distribution/manufacture of heroin, distribution/manufacture of cocaine, and drug paraphernalia.
But here is a question. Specifically, why does nj dot com have only scant details to report? Most likely nj dot com got its information from a news release, which some would consider a tool of government propaganda. Read more
Another press release written by a police department made the so-called news. I blogged about this practice previously, and the problems it poses for media objectivity. Per this propaganda piece, cops in Lavallette arrested a man for maintaining heroin manufacturing facility. To his credit, however, the author disclosed his source as a “press release.”
http://www.nj.com/ocean/index.ssf/2017/01/nj_man_charged_with_maintaining_heroin_manufacturi.html (last visited January 19, 2017).
In November, two men and a woman drove through Vineland, New Jersey. Only one of the men was from New Jersey. The other two were from out of state. Eventually, local police stopped the vehicle. In addition to a three year old child, the car contained suspected heroin, per the news. The cops discovered 657 alleged bags of heroin, according to the press, and other contraband, too. Consequently, the police charged the suspects with Heroin Possession With Intent to Distribute, in violation of N.J.S.A 2c:35-5, and other crimes, too. Read more