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Heroin Possession in Cranford NJ

September 25, 2014

Cranford is a busy town so police can constantly on the look out for what could be considered suspicious activity. In a recent traffic stop on September 12, 2014, around 7 p.m., Detective Spencer Durkin stopped a 2001 Hyundai for alleged erratic driving on North Avenue East. Typically, erratic driving will lead to a DWI investigation but in this case, it lead to drug charges. Following the investigation after the stop, police were able to locate approximately 20 paper folds of suspected heroin in the possession of the front seat passenger. He was arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin and Drug Paraphernalia. He was then processed and released pending an appearance in Superior Court. The driver, a middle-aged woman, was only cited for some minor traffic violations including delaying traffic and failure to signal and released at the scene.

The case will be handled in Union County Superior Court because simple possession of heroin is a third degree indictable crime which is punishable by 3 – 5 years in state prison if convicted. An experienced criminal defense attorney can pinpoint weaknesses and potential suppression issues in your case that can lead to a downgrade or even a complete dismissal. In the example above, the biggest question is how and why the police were able to get the passenger out of the car and ultimately search him to find the drugs. If the police did not have probable cause then the search and seizure of the drugs could be suppressed and the case would be dismissed. If you or a loved one has been charged with possession of heroin in New Jersey, then contact our office today at (908) 838-0150 to receive a free consultation regarding your case from a Cranford Criminal Attorney.

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