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4 facing drug crimes following investigation

New Jersey residents may be interested in the story of four people who have recently been detained on drug charges. The charges reportedly range from possession to distribution of both heroin and marijuana.

Four residents of Warren County were taken into police custody on Dec. 4 and 5; according to reports, police investigated two of the individuals for three weeks in conjunction with narcotics investigators from a county narcotics task force. The authorities claim that the investigation was looking into possible drug distribution and possession of heroin. They allege that they executed a search warrant on a residence in Philipsburg, turning up hundreds of bags of heroin along with marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The two people under investigation were taken into custody, though one is currently out of custody on a complaint-summons.

The two others were investigated by the Hackettstown Police Department in tandem with the state police and county prosecutor. Police claim that they found hash oil in one man's home and have charged him with various counts of drug manufacturing and possession. The other man was detained on charges stemming from an alleged attempt to sell heroin to an undercover police officer. Both men are currently being held in the county jail without the ability to pay their bail amounts.

The serious consequences that come from charges of drug possession or distribution can be long-term and affect a person's ability to have a job and live their life. An attorney with experience in defending against charges of drug crimes may be able help a person reduce charges or potentially eliminate them. This might be done through plea bargaining or through an effective defense in court.

Source: WFMZ, "Four Warren County residents face drug charges", December 05, 2014

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