On Aug. 13, a 27-year-old New Jersey man was charged with possession of
several drugs. According to the report, authorities stated that the man
was attempting to get his friend out of trouble for possession of marijuana
by telling the police that the marijuana belonged to him.
The authorities reportedly were called to a location on the 400 block of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Trenton after they were given
a tip that a narcotics transaction was taking place. When they arrived
at approximately 7:30 p.m., they stated that they found a 28-year-old
man at the location smoking marijuana. They took him into custody.
The accused 27-year-old man reportedly saw the authorities taking his friend
into custody. The police alleged that the man told them that the marijuana
that the other man had been smoking was his. Officers then took this man
into custody. After they searched him, they reportedly seized 1 gram of
crack cocaine from his person. He was ultimately charged with possession
of crack, possession with intent to distribute and distribution of an
illegal substance within 1,000 feet of a school and 500 feet of a park.
The 28-year-old man was charged with minor possession of marijuana.
Those who are accused of being in possession of
cocaine or other illegal substances may be facing serious consequences that could
include a jail sentence and probation in addition to a criminal record
if they are convicted. An attorney may be able to provide a strong criminal
defense if there is evidence that the person or the person's property
was illegally searched or if the authorities did not follow proper procedures.
Source: NJ.com, Trenton man tries to stop man's marijuana arrest and gets
charged with crack possession," Keith Brown, Aug. 15, 2014
Source: NBC 40, "New Jersey man's good deed nets him drug bust",
August 15, 2014