The detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit were at it yet again this week in Trenton, New Jersey. This time they executed a search warrant on a home located on the 600 block of Lamberton Street during the early morning hours. This time they were executing a search warrant on a home the believed was storing guns and drugs. When the cops breached the home and gained entry, they claimed that all three of the suspects that were located inside the home began to flee through the rear of the home. As a result, the cops began chasing the suspects on foot. After a brief foot chase, all three suspects were placed under arrest. When the search warrant was conducted, the cops uncovered 25 grams of crack cocaine, 210 decks of heroin, 86 grams of marijuana, two handguns, assorted drug paraphernalia and more than $500 in cash.
Heroin, Crack and Guns Discovered in Trenton Raid
Based on what the officers uncovered, the suspects will most likely be charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon in the second degree, two counts of possession of a weapon during the commission of a drug offense in the second degree, possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute in the second degree, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute in the third degree, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute in the fourth degree, resisting arrest in the third degree and possession of drug paraphernalia, which is a disorderly persons offenses. The most serious charges are the unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a drug offense. Each one of these offense could land a Defendant behind bars for up to a decade. Furthermore, based on the circumstances as they are alleged, it is possible for all three Defendant’s to be convicted of the all of the aforementioned offenses under the constructive possession theory. For more information on how serious unlawful possession of a weapon charges are in New Jersey, please click the link.
Based on the nature of the charges, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office will most likely be filling for what is known as a Detention Hearing. During this hearing, the prosecution will be seeking to convince the Judge that the Defendants need to be detained in the Mercer County Jail, pending trial, without bail. In order to do so, they must establish by clear and convincing evidence that the Defendants are a danger to society, they will interfere with the prosecution of their case and/or to assure their appearance in court, they must be detained. For more information on Detention Hearings in Mercer County, please contact our office at 609-789-0779.
Heroin Possession Lawyers in Trenton NJ
If you have been charged with the possession of heroin, the possession of marijuana, aggravated assault, possession of a gun, possession of weapon for unlawful purpose or aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in Mercer County, the Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help. These are all very serious and complex charges, as such we strongly recommend that you speak to an experienced Mercer County criminal defense attorney as soon as possible about your options. At Keith Oliver Criminal Law, we will aggressively challenge the evidence presented against you in order to obtain a desirable outcome. We serve all of Mercer County, including Trenton, Hamilton, Ewing, Lawrence, Hopewell, West Windsor and Robbinsville. If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation today, then please contact us at 609-789-0779.