Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute in School Zone Charges in Jersey City
A motor vehicle stop based on a cracked windshield by the Port Authority Police near the Holland Tunnel leads to two Hoboken residents being charged with among other things, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public park. Once the officer’s stopped the Defendant’s vehicle based on a crack windshield they claim they immediately detected the overwhelming smell of raw marijuana emanating from inside the car. When the officers asked for the driver’s license, they discovered that he had a suspended licenses and an active warrant. Based on that information, the driver, a twenty-eight year old Hoboken, New Jersey resident was placed under arrest.
It is unclear of what happened next but a search of the vehicle was conduct. Inside the car the officers discovered 250 grams of marijuana, over 400 clear plastic bags, an electronic scale, and seventeen glass jars used for storing marijuana. As a result of their findings, both the driver and the passenger were charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute in a school zone, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute in a public park and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both men were taken to the Hudson County Jail which is located in Kearny New Jersey. Bail was set at $35,00.
Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute in a School Zone Lawyer in Jersey City NJ
If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense in Hudson County, in towns like Weehawken, Jersey City, Hoboken, North Bergen, Secuacus or West New York, the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall can help. With over 100 years of cumulative experience on staff, including years of prior prosecuting experience their are very few scenarios if any that we haven’t dealt with. If you would like to come into our office and discuss your options with one of our eight criminal defense lawyers then contact our Jersey City office at 201.309.1800. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to help assist in any way possible.