How do New Jersey police uncover alleged incidents of drug distribution? There are potentially several ways, one of which is referred to as a “buy bust.” The term buy bust generally refers to police officers who discover a drug sale or drug bust while the police officers are undercover. A recent buy bust led to several drug-related arrests.
The recent buy bust led to the drug-related arrest of two New Jersey residents. The two residents are a 25-year-old male and a 23-year-old female, both of whom were taken into police custody following the events that occurred during the buy bust.
Although buy busts are generally undercover law enforcement operations, the police officers typically get information about the potential drug deals from outside sources. In this instance, the police used information gained from a police hotline and informants to gain information potentially about the two individuals who were arrested.
In its entirety, the buy bust involved four drug deals that each involved marijuana. In addition to the arrest, the police confiscated an estimated $6,000 in marijuana, $1,900 in cash and drug paraphernalia that included packing materials and digital scales.
The two individuals arrested in connection with the buy bust have been charged with possession with intent to deliver the drug marijuana, marijuana possession, conspiracy and drug paraphernalia possession. These types of drug related charges can have severe criminal penalties, which may have the potential to be affected by any previous drug related charges. Given the potential severity of criminal drug charges, an experienced attorney may be necessary to ensure the best benefit for the arrested individual.
Source: WRTA, “Man and Woman from New Jersey Arrested On drug Charges In Altoona,” Dec. 4, 2012