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New Jersey gang member, associate face drug charges


Two men accused of being members of the Bloods street gang were taken into custody for numerous alleged crimes in Trenton on March 21. The arrests, which took place on the 100 block of Spring Street, were the culmination of a month-long investigation into the men by the Mercer County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Marshals anti-gang unit and the New Jersey State Police Central Crime Suppression Unit.

The investigation targeted a 38-year-old man who was allegedly a member of a sect of the Bloods known as Sex, Money, Murder. He was allegedly in possession of 14 bags of cocaine, a bag of marijuana and a loaded Specsco .38 revolver at the time of his arrest. His associate, age 35, is accused of attempting to run from police and rid himself of cocaine and heroin during the arrest. He was eventually apprehended, and the drugs were recovered.

The 38-year-old was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, various weapons crimes and various possession with the intent to distribute crimes. The 35-year-old faces charges of possession of cocaine, possession of heroin and various possession with the intent to distribute crimes. Both defendants were booked into the Trenton Police Detention Unit on $100,000 bail.

New Jersey residents charged with possession with intent to distribute can face harsh consequences, including significant prison time. Anyone arrested for alleged drug crimes could help their situation by immediately retaining a criminal defense attorney to represent their interests. Legal counsel could review records of police conduct during the investigation to ensure their client's rights were not violated. After scrutinizing the evidence, an attorney could recommend the best defense strategy for the case.

Source: East Windsor Patch, "Bloods Gang Member, Associate Face Weapons, Drug Charges," Anthony Bellano, March 23, 2015

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