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More than 150 Grams of Cocaine Seized in Trenton Drug Bust
Following what detectives are saying was a month long investigation, a thirty-one year old Trenton native has been formally charged. According to the reports, the Mercer County Task Force has arrested and charged the Defendant with various different drug offenses. A search warrant was executed on his home, which is located on Emory ave on June 21, 2017. The execution of the warrant uncovered about 150 grams of powder and crack cocaine, a digital scale and packaging material. The cocaine has a street value of more than $7,500. It is unclear at this point in time what type of information was used in order to obtain a search warrant for the Defendant’s home, however, it most likely involved some form of either an undercover or confidential information buys.
As a result of what the search warrant uncovered, the Defendant was most likely charged with the following offenses:
- Possession of Cocaine in violation of NJSA 2C:35-10;
- Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute in violation of NJSA 2C:35-5;
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in violation of NJSA 2C:36.
Based on the fact that the Defendant was caught with more than 1/2 ounce of cocaine but less than 5 ounces all his cocaine charges are second degree felony offenses. As such, he is facing up to a decade in prison on the possession of the cocaine with the intent to distribute charge alone. The Defendant has been taken to the Mercer County Jail where he remains detained.
Cocaine Distribution Charges in New Jersey
If you have been arrested and charged a drug offense like possession of cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute heroin, possession of marijuana or distribution of Molly, the attorneys at Proetta & Oliver can help. Our Mercer County criminal defense attorneys are willing to aggressively challenge the State’s evidence in order to obtain a favorable outcome for our clients. If you would like to speak with one of our New Jersey drug distribution defense attorneys then please feel free to contact us at (609) 789-0779. We can discuss the specifics of your case and give you our honest input on how we can help assist. We serve all of Mercer County, including towns like Lawrenceville, Hamilton, Trenton, Ewing, Robbinsville, West Windsor, East Windsor and Hightstown.