Hoboken cops recently charged five young adults with various drug offenses, per the news. Indeed, the charges include drug possession and drug possession with intent to distribute, per nj dot com. It all began when the cops saw an illegally parked car. Additionally, the cops claim the vehicle was registered to an individual with a suspended license. But the news report does not indicate what made the position of the car illegal. Furthermore, although the vehicle apparently moved, the news omits that detail. Instead, the news indicates the cops stopped the vehicle two blocks from the illegal parking spot. While approaching the vehicle, the cops allegedly saw a cloud of smoke exit from the window. And apparently it was the driver’s window, but the news is ambiguous about that too. Moreover, the cops allegedly detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana inside the vehicle. Read more
A five month investigation in Hudson and Passaic counties resulted in a drug bust involving eight people, per the news. Indeed, the cops charged residents of North Bergen and Clifton on various drugs and weapon charges. Consequently, the charges against two include leading a narcotics trafficking network. Additionally, the charges include possession with the intent to distribute prescription legend drugs and possession of a prohibited device. As well, the charges include conspiracy to commit money laundering and money laundering. Furthermore, charges include unlawful possession of a weapon during commission of a drug offense, and unlawful possession of weapon. Also, the cocaine charge includes conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Moreover, marijuana charges include conspiracy to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Read More
Winslow Township cops arrested two people on drug charges and a third on weapons offenses after a weeks-long investigation. Narcotics officers executed search warrants at two homes following investigations into drug sales there. And they allegedly found cocaine, oxycodone, marijuana, packaging materials and more than $1,600 in cash. Additionally, they allegedly found a loaded 9mm handgun and a defaced .22-caliber rifle in a vehicle. Consequently, the cops charged the various people with CDS distribution in a school zone, and the following crimes:
- 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.
Trenton cops charged a man who ran after they confronted him, and found 118 decks of alleged heroin on him. The cops claim they saw a drug transaction with this man as the seller. When they confronted him, however, they say he ran. Nevertheless, the cops caught him and found the alleged CDS and currency. Consequently, they charged him with hindering apprehension, heroin possession, heroin possession with intent to distribute, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstruction.
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).