Routine Traffic Stop Leads to 5 Pounds of Marijuana Discovered

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A 33-year-old male in Jersey City, New Jersey, was arrested in late July, with over 5 pounds of marijuana in his car. Alongside the marijuana, police found what appeared to be over $4,000 in proceeds from his selling of the drugs.

Police responded to a suspicious activity call in a neighborhood, and the local Narcotics Task Force was sent to watch him. After following his car for a number of minutes, they watched the man get out of the car with a large bag, and walk into a resident’s house in the area.

A few minutes later, the police witnessed the man exit the house, with the bag still in hand. After following the man for a few more minutes, the car stopped and let a man into it for a few minutes, before exiting and walking away. From here, he turned onto a street without a signal, giving police reason to pull him over.

The police had a drug-sniffing dog with them, and the dog hinted there may be drugs in the car. The man was arrested after finding between 5-25 pounds of marijuana waiting inside the car, within a thousand feet of a school zone.

He was arrested on charges of intent to sell between 5-25 pounds of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school district and within 500 feet of a local park. With an amount this big, and so close to a school and a park, the sentence could be rather hefty.

Drug charges, especially in New Jersey, can be quite bad for your criminal record. If you or a loved one find yourselves facing serious drug charges, this is not the time to be represented by an inexperienced lawyer. Consider contacting Porfido Law, if you are ever in need of a criminal defense lawyer.

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