On March 27, it was reported that a New Jersey man was taken into custody after authorities alleged that he accepted a package that contained LSD. He was ultimately charged with a number of drug offenses, including possession and possession with intent to distribute.
Two men and one woman were detained in New Jersey after police allegedly witnessed them conducting a drug transaction in a parking lot. A lieutenant from the Bayonne Police said that they met in two vehicles outside a check-cashing store on East 53rd. After the vehicles drove away, police pulled them over.
An 18-year-old New Jersey high school student was detained on Feb. 13 after police allegedly found narcotic pills and under 50 grams of marijuana in her vehicle that was parked in the school's parking lot. Police and K-9 units spent about two hours on the unannounced drug sweep that also included a study hall and student lockers.
At 10:23 p.m. on Feb. 5, police in Bayonne allegedly noticed a drug deal take place near the intersection of Broadway and West 18th Street. A 58-year-old man walked up to a vehicle that was double parked and participated in a transaction with the 33-year-old driver. Afterwards, the 58-year-old man left the scene on foot, and the 33-year-old man drove away.
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.
A Manville man is facing several drug-related charges following a traffic stop search that occurred on Sept. 20. According to authorities, an officer pulled the 20-year-old man over for operating his vehicle without the headlights on. The officer reportedly noted what he thought to be the scent of marijuana emanating from the car and performed a search with the driver's consent. The officer uncovered a bag of marijuana and a glass bong during the search and proceeded to take the man into custody. He is facing several drug possession charges and a charge for failure to maintain headlights.
Police in New Jersey took a 32-year-old man into custody on drug-related charges after he allegedly brought marijuana and other prohibited items into a Fort Lee courthouse on Oct. 2. The man was already facing other drug-related charges and was on his way to a court hearing when police detained him.
A New Jersey man with multiple criminal convictions on his record was taken into custody on Sept. 22 for allegedly distributing buprenorphine and oxycodone. The 47-year-old Jersey City man was accused of possessing 46 buprenorphine pills, two oxycodone pills, one bag of heroin and various drug paraphernalia items. He was accused of distributing the oxycodone and buprenorphine at a public housing complex in Hoboken.
On Sept. 12, authorities announced that the owner of a New Jersey tattoo parlor had been charged for allegedly selling synthetic marijuana. The 41-year-old owner of a shop in Wildwood was charged for third-degree drug possession and second-degree distribution of synthetic marijuana as well as second-degree distribution of synthetic marijuana within 500 feet of a public area.
In early September, a 40-year-old man was detained by New Jersey State Police. According to law enforcement officials, the encounter took place at the man's home on Union City's Paterson Plank Road; police claim that upon taking him into custody, they also discovered and seized a number of different drugs whose worth surpassed more than $100,000. The drugs allegedly seized included heroin, ecstasy, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, Xanax, OxyContin and LSD; it should be noted that a majority of the substances listed had not actually been confirmed at the time of reporting.