Three Salem City, New Jersey, residents are facing drug charges after a so-called quality of life investigation. These efforts by area law enforcement officers are designed to limit the open-air use and sale of narcotics in Salem City. Authorities report the arrests occurred on July 24 after the conclusion of an inquiry into alleged drug distribution and purchasing in the region.
An 18-year-old New Jersey man has been sentenced to five years in the state's detention system for his role in a vehicular felony. The young man will serve the time in the state prison system after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide in connection with a crash on Dec. 22, 2012.
A New Jersey aerial photographer is facing misdemeanor charges after he reportedly took pictures of a feedlot located near Garden City, Kansas. The man, who was on assignment from National Geographic, was arrested in the Kansas town on June 28. He was taking pictures of the feedlot while paragliding with an instructor. Both of the men were held at the local jail for a short period of time before being released on small bonds.
New Jersey authorities have arrested three people and seized about a quarter of a million dollars in illegal drugs after a search conducted by North Bergen police officers and representatives of the Drug Enforcement Administration. The three defendants are facing drug charges in connection with the raid; officers said they found cocaine, heroin and crystal meth at the group's apartment.
Defendants charged with drug crimes may not realize they could also be subjected to manslaughter charges if a drug user dies while using their product. Although this phenomenon happens in other states, prosecutors rarely choose to enforce such specific laws. Now, though, prosecutors in New Jersey are pulling out all the stops in an attempt to stem the rising tide of opiate deaths in their region.