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New Jersey drug investigation leads to 5 arrests

On Behalf of | Mar 7, 2023 | Drunk Driving |

A 49-year-old man came to the attention of New Jersey police during an investigation that had been active for two months. Law enforcement officers recently executed search warrants at two locations, one of which was the man’s home in Sicklerville. The other was an apartment that police claim the man used to store and distribute illegal drugs. The drug investigation resulted in his arrest, along with four others.

Investigators say they have evidence that the accused man was packaging and distributing cocaine and fentanyl. They also claim that when they arrived to conduct a search of the premises, the man was trying to flush items down a toilet. The officers believe that the items in question were drugs.

11 police officers sought medical attention after the search

A substantial amount of cash was reportedly confiscated from the residence, in addition to a firearm and bags that allegedly contained drugs. Eleven of the investigators who were at the scene during the search sought medical attention at a nearby hospital afterward for supposed exposure to fentanyl. The officers were all released from the hospital sometime later.

The four other people arrested in connection with the case range in age from 33 to 45. When multiple arrests are made in a New Jersey drug crime case, each defendant is entitled to due process. The outcome of one person’s case may be different from another. It is best to request legal support as soon as possible after an arrest has taken place because a criminal law attorney can help build a strong defense and protect important legal rights.