Burlington Township Woman Arrested for Methamphetamine “Meth” after Drug Raid
Have you been charged with methamphetamine in Burlington NJ? You should know that these types of drug crimes come with extensive criminal penalties. In cases involving methamphetamine distribution in New Jersey, the amount of meth necessary to elevate the degree of crime is relatively lower than that of other drug distribution charges. In other words, you need to have a relatively small amount of meth to qualify for a serious felony offense in New Jersey.
Criminal Charges for Methamphetamine Distribution and Intent to Distribute
Distribution of methamphetamine in New Jersey is an indictable crime in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5. The degree of a charge for distribution of meth or possession with intent to distribute will depend on the specific amount of meth involved. Specifically, if you are found with 5 or more ounces of meth, this is a first degree criminal charge, punishable by between 10 and 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $300,000. If your case involves between 0.5 ounces and 5 ounces of methamphetamine, this is a second degree crime that exposes you to between 5 and 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $150,000. Lastly, selling or possessing meth with intent to sell involving less than 0.5 ounces is a third degree crime that entails a 3 to 5-year prison term and a fine of up to $75,000.
Since meth has become very common in Burlington County and nationwide, people find themselves facing drug crime charges for the drug on a regular basis. For example, after a coordinated narcotics investigation, authorities executed a search warrant at a residence in Burlington Township that resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine, marijuana, prescription drugs, and drug paraphernalia.
Members of the Burlington Township Police Department; the Middletown Township Police Department; the Burlington County Guns, Gangs and Narcotics Task Force; and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force raided a home on Autumn Lane in Burlington Township on Thursday, September 14th. The drug raid was the result of a joint investigation among these agencies and led to the arrest of a 60-year-old Burlington Township resident. As a product of the search, law enforcement officials retrieved methamphetamine, marijuana, several types of prescription medications, and drug packaging materials.
In that case and so many others like it, the defendant was charged with a host of serious drug crimes, including distribution of methamphetamine, possession of prescription drugs with intent to distribute, illegal possession of prescription drugs, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Notably, the charges for possession drug paraphernalia are relatively less severe than those for distribution and possession with intent to distribute.
As for prescription drug distribution, the degree of these charges are determined by the number or units or pills that you allegedly possessed with intent to distribute. The presence of drug packaging or distribution materials in the home is frequently used to establish the intent to distribute drugs. Considering the severity of the penalties the any defendant charged with a methamphetamine offense is facing, it is be critical to challenge the State’s case in every possible aspect.
Contact a Burlington Township Drug Defense Lawyer for Immediate Assistance
At our criminal defense law firm, our criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience defending clients against drug charges in Burlington Township, Burlington County, and throughout South Jersey. Firm partner, William Fay, has decades of knowledge and skill when it comes to drug defense and his award-winning reputation speaks for itself. If you were arrested for methamphetamine or another drug possession or distribution offense in New Jersey, contact our offices for a free consultation.
Have you been charged with methamphetamine in Burlington NJ? You should know that these types of drug crimes come with extensive criminal penalties. In cases involving methamphetamine distribution in New Jersey, the amount of meth necessary to elevate the degree of crime is relatively lower than that of other drug […]
"William handled a matter for me and exceeded my expectations. He was excellent in
all areas of the law and achieved an outstanding result. Best of all,he demonstrates honesty and integrity. I
would highly recommend William and already have."
"I was so scared and nervous about my legal situation but Mr. Fay did an outstanding
job with my case!!! I was so relieved with the outcome and he worked so hard for me! He was so calm and
understanding and I’m so grateful for him. Thank you so very much for helping me! I am so grateful
"All Charges Dropped & Expunged"
"William defended me in my marijuana + paraphernalia case, he had all charges
dropped and expunged! Despite the fact I was long past conditional discharges/probation, etc. He has a sharp wit
and a bright future ahead of him as an attorney. Thanks again Will!"
"Mr. Fay is a fantastic lawyer. He helped me during a very stressful time in my
life. He was knowledgeable about my case and what my options were. He answered all my questions and was very
reassuring. He was there waiting for me at the entrance on my court date and made me feel at ease. He worked
with the prosecutor to reduce my charges. I got the best outcome I could have hoped for. I highly recommend Mr.
Fay if you need a lawyer."
"I was arrested and summoned to court for possession of marijuana, even though I
didn't have any on me. It was my first time getting in trouble and I was terrified and nervous. Mr. Fay came
into court prepared and was extremely assuring. He made it very clear that he was going to fight for my case
until the very end. He was extremely knowledgable about my case and the ways to resolve it. I would recommend
Mr. Fay to anyone who has gotten into trouble."
"Excellent lawyer. Highly recommended."
"Mr. Fay is extremely caring and knowledgeable. He took the time to explain the
entire process in a very clear manner and was a tremendous help during a stressful time. He was always available
to take a phone call and really showed that he cared about me and my case. I highly recommend Mr. Fay as an
"Great lawyer. Created a best possible outcome for my case."
"Amazing job, explains very clearly"
"He did a fantastic job on my case, making my penalty much less than I thought it
could possibly be. He clearly understands what he is doing and can explain everything in a way that anyone can
understand. Any questions I had were answered very clearly and he listened to all small details of my case."
The intention to distribute or transport illegal drugs (controlled dangerous substances) on a grand scale, either nationwide or internationally, is drug trafficking. While possessing certain drugs in New Jersey is unlawful, possessing large quantities of illicit drugs may be evidence of an intent to sell illegal drugs. In other words, […]
You might mistake car burglary for a different crime, like theft. Burglary is a term most associated with house invasions but breaking into a car or a house is no different in the eyes of the law. The penalties are equally severe under New Jersey statute 2C:18-2. You could face […]
Deep Dive into Field Sobriety Tests for DWI in New Jersey What are Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST)? Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) are standardized tests law enforcement uses on the roads and other public places to test drivers for impaired driving due to alcohol or drugs. When are SFST’s […]
If you or someone you love has been charged with a criminal or DUI offense in New Jersey, finding the
answers you need to make informed decisions is critical. Complete our contact form to request your free
consultation or contact 609-832-3202
We are available 24/7 Nights and Weekends to Provide Free Consultations | Hablamos Español