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Category Archives: Drug Offenses

Multi-million dollar Heroin Ring Leaders Admit Guilt

Following the 2014 arrest of Elizabeth residents William Camino, 38, and second-in-command Yakin Bryant, 37, for charges related to the two heroin processing mills discovered and raided by Union County police and federal officials, the defendants pleaded guilty to a variety of drug-related charges on Monday, August 14th. The Heroin Distribution Bust of 2014, Union… Continue Reading

Police Seize $50,000 of Drugs from Plainfield Homes

On Tuesday, April 25, police seized $50,000 of drugs and $1,200 of cash from two different homes in Plainfield, NJ. Authorities claim one man, suspect Michael Mitchell, 37, was using the two homes to manufacture and distribute Heroin, Cocaine, and Marijuana. Plainfield police reportedly found  20 grams of raw heroin, 1,650 folds of heroin, more… Continue Reading

High School Basketball Star Meets Tragic End

Keywon Savage is a local Union County legend.  Not only did this 6 foot 3 inch Newark New Jersey born-man have some truly epic high-school basketball performances, he was also an extremely talented student.  Teachers, coaches, friends, and acquaintances all expected Savage to achieve great things.  Sadly, a string of poor decisions and unfortunate circumstances… Continue Reading

US Surgeon General Warns Doctors in New Jersey, Rest of Country about Dangers of Prescription Drugs

The US surgeon general recently issued a call to doctors in New Jersey, New York, and everywhere else in the United States to help curb the rise in prescription drug abuse and addiction. Dr. Vivek Murthy sent a letter addressed to every single doctor in the country and highlighted that prescription drug overdose deaths are… Continue Reading

Linden NJ Police Officer Arrested, Accused of Distributing Marijuana

A Linden NJ police officer was arrested for allegedly distributing marijuana in Union County, New Jersey. The suspect is employed as a sergeant with the Linden Police Department. He was the subject of a narcotics investigation by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office. Detectives with the prosecutor’s office launched the investigation after receiving a tip about… Continue Reading

Plainfield Residents Arrested on Drugs and Weapons Charges

Multiple Plainfield residents were arrested this weekend on drug and weapons charges after the completion of two on going investigations. Authorities announced that Plainfeild resident Donte Thompson was the subject of an ongoing investigation that ultimately resulted in the raiding of his Clinton Avenue residency on Saturday. During the weekend raid, police confiscated the following… Continue Reading

Fentanyl Addiction and Abuse on the Rise in New Jersey

The death of musician and singer Prince earlier this year sent shockwaves throughout the country and resulted in a lot of news stories about the risks of prescription drug abuse. That’s because Prince’s tragic death was found to be a result of a prescription opioid overdose. Prince died due to use of fentanyl, an extremely… Continue Reading

NJ Drug Court Provides Alternatives for Non-Violent Drug Offenders

For defendants charged with low-level drug offenses like simple possession of marijuana, Drug Court offers an alternative to incarceration. For years, NJ Governor Chris Christie has touted the positive effects of alternative sentencing programs like Drug Court. According to Christie, New Jersey’s Drug Court program provides low-level drug offenders with an opportunity to focus on… Continue Reading

Special Judge Assigned to Handle Drug Conviction Challenges Involving Disgraced NJ State Police Lab Tech

There continue to be significant consequences stemming from the revelation that a New Jersey State Police lab technician faked evidence in a marijuana possession case. Now the NJ Supreme Court has assigned a special judge to deal with the anticipated challenges of previous drug convictions connected to the disgraced lab tech. Kamalkant Shah worked for… Continue Reading

NJ Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Police Can Deny Records Requests in Criminal Cases

The NJ Supreme Court is set to decide an important question this year: How much discretion should local police departments be given when it comes to deciding whether to release documents under New Jersey public records laws? The case, North Jersey Media Group v. Lyndhurst, stems from a police shooting in Bergen County, NJ. A… Continue Reading

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