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An anonymous tip about an alleged man with a gun in Trenton leads to the arrest of two men. According to the reports, when the Trenton’s Street Crime Unit Detectives arrived on scene they noticed two men standing in an alleyway looking suspicious. At that point in time the officers allege that they illuminated them with their bright lights. In doing so the officer claim they observed the Defendants staring at what was in there hands. The detectives then claim that the Defendants fled the scene and a chase ensued. During the chase, the officers noticed the Defendants discarding items. Once the detectives where able to apprehended the Defendants the discovered that the items discarded where decks of heroin.
In total, 29 decks of heroin and just under $1,500 in cash were seized. Both Defendants where arrested and charged with possession of heroin with the intent to distribute and hindering an arrest. Based on the quantity seized, both Defendant’s are facing third degree felony criminal charges. If convicted of the heroin charges, the Defendants will be facing up to five (5) years in a state prison and a fine up to $35,000. Based on the initial reports released to the papers, it appears that the Defendants may have a potential suppression issue.
Trenton, New Jersey Heroin Distribution Charges
It should be no surprise to hear that law enforcement throughout Mercer County, including Trenton has been out in full effect trying to combat the heroin epidemic that has been sweeping through the state. In fact, it is also well known that the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office takes heroin distribution charges very seriously and tends to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. If you have been charged with the distribution of heroin in Mercer County, Proetta & Oliver can help. Our team of Mercer County drug distribution defense lawyers have been defending these types of cases for years now. For a free initial consultation today with one of our attorneys please contact us at 609-789-0779.