A 23-year-old man and a 25-year-old man from Magnolia were taken into custody on Oct. 31 after allegedly robbing a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint. According to police, the driver had just finished making a delivery near Potter Street in Haddonfield when the alleged robbery occurred. During the incident, one of the men reportedly pulled a black handgun out and pointed it at the driver, and the two men then fled with an unreported amount of cash.
The robbery occurred just before midnight, and the two men were apprehended a short time later by Cherry Hill Police. The delivery driver reportedly provided officers of a description of the men and the vehicle they drove away from the scene. When police caught up to the men, the 25-year-old was allegedly found with several bags of cocaine.
He was charged with possession of a dangerous controlled substance as well as intent to distribute a dangerous controlled substance. Both men were charged with robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon and unlawful use of a firearm. They were both taken to Camden County Jail where bail was set at $159,000 for the 25-year-old and $145,000 for the 23-year-old.
Those who are facing drug or weapons charges may be facing severe penalties if convicted. A defendant may possibly face many years of probation in addition to any prison time. However, a criminal defense attorney might be able to help an accused individual avoid some or all of those penalties. For example, a plea agreement could be negotiated where a defendant serves time in home detention instead of going to prison.
Source: NJ.com, "Two Magnolia men charged in robbery of pizza delivery driver", Matt Gray, October 31, 2014