Timing is everything in life. Sometimes being in the wrong place at the
wrong time can change your life forever. Whether you are a passenger in
a car or attending a party with friends, the consequences can be very
serious if drugs are involved—even if you aren’t using the
A number of individuals ranging in ages from 15 to 25 could face serious
drug charges for attending a weekend party. Three men have already been arrested, but
more arrests are expected. Multiple residents in the upscale neighborhood
where the party was held called police to report the late night ruckus.
When police arrived there were more than 100 people partying in the home.
Many fled the scene, dropping marijuana on the floor as they ran. In addition
to the drugs, police also found alcoholic beverages. The host of the party
was arrested for disorderly conduct and providing alcohol to minors. There
was also a warrant for his arrest on an unrelated sexual assault charge.
Another man was arrested for violating his parole; a third was arrested
because police allegedly witnessed him throw a bag of marijuana on the ground.
Just because you have bad timing doesn’t necessarily mean that you
are guilty of a crime. Police still have to follow strict guidelines when
searching you and/or charging you with possession of marijuana or other
drug charges. If you feel that your constitutional rights have been violated
during a wide scale bust such as this, you may want to speak with an attorney.
Even seemingly minor charges can have a major impact on your future; a
seasoned attorney may be able to minimize the long-term consequences or
even get the charges dropped if proper protocol was not followed during
Source: The Star-Ledger,
“3 men arrested at wild house party in Sparta; more charges expected,” Joe Moszczynski, June 17, 2013.