New Jersey officials conducted a raid of a local home in Paulsboro shortly after dawn recently. Law enforcement from three branches, including an emergency response crew, converged on the home and arrested two men for various drug crimes. One man was taken into custody and the other man was processed and released.
Police say they found a quantity of marijuana in the residence that would support a charge of drug distribution. They also allegedly found a weapon in the home. A 25-year-old man was taken into custody and charged with various crimes, including distribution of an illegal substance, distribution within a designated school area, and having drug-related implements. He was also charged with having a weapon.
Another man in the home was arrested for having possession of illegal substances as well as a firearm charge. He was later released and awaiting further proceedings in this case. A third man in the home at the time was apparently wanted on several active warrants. He was also arrested and later released from custody.
Currently, only the first man remains in police custody. He is facing serious charges and is likely conferring with an attorney who is skilled in defending against allegations of drug crimes. All three men are entitled to examine the evidence the state of New Jersey intends to use against them and to each prepare a vigorous defense in response to these allegations. Furthermore, their legal counselors can advise them as to the best options available to them in order to resolve their cases in the most appropriate manner.
Source: nj.com, "2 charged in Paulsboro drug raid", Matt Gray, March 24, 2017