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Defendants offered detox option

New Jersey residents who have ever been arrested and charged with crimes relating to drugs know that the state can crack down hard on people convicted of these types of offenses. From time in jail to fines and criminal records, the penalties can have a serious impact on a person's life.

In Bergen County, authorities are trying to take a different approach to those arrested for drug offenses. In the week leading up to Labor Day, law enforcement officers arrested a total of 40 people on a variety of drug charges. Details of the specific charges facing each person or what drug or drugs may have been involved are not known.

The authorities offered the defendants the ability to voluntarily go into a detoxification program for a period of five days. Out of the 40 arrested, a total of 12 accepted the offer. Once the detox process is complete, the defendants may be able to enter a rehabilitation program designed at addressing their potential addiction and abuse problems. This effort at treating and rehabilitating people is positive although it does not eliminate the criminal charges that the defedants will face.

Clearly drug addiction is a serious problem and causes many complications and challenges in the lives of people who suffer from it. Anyone who has been arrested for alleged involvement in drugs or drug-related activity might want to talk with an attorney to learn how they can get the help they need.

 

Source: News 12 New Jersey, "Dozen arrested on drug charges in Bergen County enter 5-day detox program," Sept. 1, 2016

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