A multi-agency effort to stop the efforts of a local drug trafficking ring has resulted in 26 arrests thus far in the Jersey City area. The effort involved local, state, and federal officials and has netted guns, drugs, and several alleged gang members.
According to NJ News, the investigation has lasted 6 months and involved a 29 year old alleged ringleader from Bayview Avenue in Jersey City. He and his alleged associates are said to have worked out of the Greenville area and may have been connected to the Bloods street gang.
All told, the police are said to have seized 32 ounces of PCP, marijuana, oxycodone, 35 bricks of heroin, two guns, and $7000 in cash. This total does not include the latest seizures and those numbers are likely to rise.
This group is said to have dealt with the distribution, not only of heroin, but also of what is referred to as “wet”. Wet is a term used to describe PCP laced cigarettes or marijuana. It’s cheap and commonly found in urban areas.
While the alleged ringleader of this group has been charged with racketeering, leading a narcotics trafficking network, conspiracy, and distribution, it isn’t clear what the other arrestees are facing. Judging from the seizures, there will be everything from drug charges to weapons offenses.
Despite what the general public thinks, it is easy to be caught in the wrong place at the wrong time when you associate with people like this ringleader and his crew. When the police have their eyes on someone, you don’t want to be in the peripheral. When you are, you stand the chance of being accused of something.
Whether you are caught with marijuana in your pocket or riding in someone else’s car when drugs are found, you can face very serious charges. The key to having a potentially positive outcome at court is being able to depend on a defense attorney.
Knowing what to do in a time like this is tricky. Contact me today for a consultation on your case and some free legal advice. I am interested in hearing about your charges and I am interested in helping you.