Defendant Arrested Twice in 26hrs for Possessing Heroin in Trenton

What to Expect on Heroin Possession Charge in Mercer County NJ

The Trentonian has reported that the Trenton police officer have arrested and charged an eighteen year old twice within a twenty-six hour period for possessing heroin. The first arrested occurred when detectives from the Street Crime Units observed the motor vehicle in which the Defendant was a passenger in commit a motor vehicle infraction near Market Street. Based on the smell of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle, a search was conducted which revealed that the Defendant was in possession of four grams of marijuana, 65 glassines of heroin and over $300 in cash. The Defendant was placed under arrest, taken down to the station and released upon a summons to appear in court for his central judicial processing hearing that evening. The very next evening the Defendant was again a passenger in a motor vehicle that was stopped for an alleged motor vehicle infraction near South Broad and Liberty Street in Trenton. Just like in the first case, the officers conducted a motor vehicle stop based on the “smell of marijuana” and again it was discovered that the Defendant was in possession of 15 glassines of heroin. In addition to the possession of heroin charge the Defendant was also placed charged with obstruction of the administration of justice. It is unclear at this point in time whether or not any marijuana was actually located during the Defendant’s second arrest. If no marijuana was found it could open the door to a potential unlawful search. For more information on what satisfies as probable cause to conduct a warrantless search in New Jersey, please click the link.Read More