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According to the Trentonian, a serving of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in Ewing Township leads to what officers are claiming was a major drug operation being run by a retired correction officer. Based on the reports, prior to serving the TRO the officers were made aware of the fact that the Defendant was the owner of a Smith & Wesson handgun as well as a firearm identification card. When a TRO is issued all firearms, including firearms identifications cards must be seized. The reports indicate that upon seizing the weapon the officers observed in “plain sight” what they allege were obvious signs of a drug operation.
Large Quantity of Methamphetamine Located in Ewing
Based on their observations the officers secured a search warrant for the Defendant’s home and returned the next day and executed it. During the search of the Defendant’s home the officer’s uncovered: 1,800 grams of meth, 52 grams of cocaine, 184 gram of marijuana, prescription pills, vials of anabolic steroids, and about $97,000 in cash. The Defendant, who’s brother happens to be a Trenton Police Officer assigned to their DEA unit was arrested and taken down to the Ewing Police Station for further questioning.
At police headquarters things went from bad to worse when it appears that FBI agents entered the station and began questioning the Defendant as well. At this point in time it is unclear whether or not the Defendant was being investigated by the FBI at the time of his arrest or they became interested in speaking to him upon learning of the allegations. But what is clear is that the Federal Government is charging the Defendant and will be prosecuted by the United States Attorneys Office. The Defendant was arrested, processed and released upon the posting of a $250,000 bond. Although the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office is not forbidden from prosecuting the Defendant as well, typically when the Federal Government charges an individual the county prosecutor’s office will decline to prosecute.
Crystal Meth Defense Attorneys in Ewing Township
If you or a loved one has been accused of serious indictable offenses like drug distribution, maintaining a drug manufacturing facility, being the leader of a drug trafficking network or possession of a firearm during the commission of a drug offense in Mercer County we strongly urge that you speak to an attorney as soon as possible. These are very serious charges, ones that if not handled properly could land an individual behind bars for decades. If you would like to speak to one of the Mercer County criminal defense lawyers at Proetta & Oliver today about your options, then please contact our Hamilton Office at 609-789-0779. As always, our initial consultations are free of costs, so if you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us.
For more information on this incident, please checkout the Trentonian’s article labeled Alleged ‘Breaking Bad’ Ewing meth dealer caught because of restraining order