A recent New Jersey traffic stop on Route 23 North occurred in Butler on Saturday afternoon, April 14. It resulted in two men and a woman being jailed after law enforcement reportedly found more than expected. The patrol officer arrested the three and allegedly seized about 90 packets of heroin, among other items. This resulted in drug possession charges for the driver and passengers of the vehicle.
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North Bergen Town Prosecutor Charged with Money Laundering Scheme
A 52-year-old man from Dover, New Jersey, was recently arrested and charged with the possession of an allegedly stolen rile. This rifle is suspected to be the same weapon that was purportedly stolen and supposedly fired twice by four juveniles earlier in the week. An additional criminal charge of tampering with evidence has also been lodged against the New Jersey man, as well as other allegations including hindering and obstruction. Additionally, the man's 30-year-old step-son was charged with hindering and resisting arrest and obstruction.
New Jersey police in Hackettstown recently responded to a phone call regarding the possibility of drug activity in Victoria Village. Police pulled a car over on March 25 about 5 p.m. The 17-year-old driver and a 16-year-old passenger both now face drug charges of marijuana possession as a result of the incident. Authorities claim they smelled burnt marijuana coming from the car and that the two teens supposedly acknowledged smoking prior to being pulled over.
The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a bill to create a mandatory, two-county pilot drug court program. The bill pales in comparison to Gov. Chris Christie's proposal last month which requested of the NJ Legislature that it expand the mandatory treatment statewide within a year. Citing cost concerns about such an aggressive expansion, the Senate panel approved two new programs. The panel also noted a concern that mandatory participation might cause unwilling participants to disrupt recovery efforts by more willing and cooperative defendants with addictions in the program.