Cocaine Distribution Lawyers in Fort Lee, New Jersey
Under the New Jersey Criminal Code, the offense of distributing cocaine or possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute is a felony offense. Depending on the quantity of cocaine possessed and the Defendant’s location, (ie school zone or public park) they could be charged with a first, second or third degree felony. For more information on distributing cocaine, please checkout our Fort Lee, New Jersey cocaine distribution practice series by clicking the link. Furthermore, if you would like to discuss your options with any one of the eight Fort Lee, NJ possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute defense lawyers on staff at the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver please contact our Hackensack Office at 1-800-682-4037. Our Fort Lee, NJ cocaine distribution lawyers are available 24/7 to answer any questions you might have and as always our initial consultations are always free. Now here is an article about another major drug bust by the Fort Lee police department.
3 1/2 lbs of Cocaine Seized by Fort Lee Police Officers
An individual attempting to obtain a driver’s licenses by using someone else personally information coupled with an electronically operated compartment that was discovered by the Fort Lee police department during a routine traffic stop of the same individual’s car leads to yet another major cocaine bust, this time in Cliffside Park. It appears that once the Fort Lee detectives discovered the electronically controlled compartment they knew they were onto something. They then teamed up with the Cliffside Park Police Department and the federal agents in an effort to monitor the suspects every move. Based on there observations, a warrant was obtained for one of the Defendant’s home and a subsequent search revealed a large amount of cocaine stashed in an oven and about $20,000 in cash. As a result of their findings there they were lead to another individual’s home, where this time they were able to obtain consent to search their home. The search revealed more cocaine and approximately $6,000 in cash.
In all, three Defendant’s were arrested and charged with various degrees of drug trafficking. The most serious charges issued was possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute in the first degree. If convicted on this charge alone the Defendant could be sentenced up to twenty years in a New Jersey State Prison and fined up too $200,000. If you or someone you know has been charged with distributing cocaine in Bergen County, the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver can help. We can be reached directly at 1-800-682-4037.