Police charged three men with possession with intent to distribute cocaine on Friday, July 19, in Perth Amboy. They were arrested after police found $17,000 worth of cocaine in the Ford Explorer that the men were riding in.
All three of the men were charged with drug charges with the intent to distribute. Two of the men, ages 28 and 26, are from Plainfield. The other man, 19, lives in Rahway. The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office’s Narcotics Task Force and Perth Amboy Police made their arrests after working together to investigate and monitor the situation.
The charges included possession of more than five ounces of cocaine with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public park, within 500 feet of a public housing complex, and within 1,000 feet of a school zone. The 19-year old faces additional charges of possession of 20 decks of heroin and possession of heroin with intent to distribute. He also allegedly led officers on a foot pursuit, and they added charges of resisting arrest and obstruction of justice. The men’s bail is set at $150,000 each.
The charges for drug possession and intent to distribute can depend on many factors. The type of drug as well as its amount along with how they were obtained are some of the factors that a court takes into consideration. When individuals are facing drug charges, it can wreak havoc on their lives for many years to come. A New Jersey defense lawyer may be able to plea down to lesser charges or suggest that their client could enter into a substance abuse program.