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Juveniles arrested in Wildwood for alleged drug offenses

Juvenile charges in New Jersey should always be taken seriously. For while not only is the minor facing the potential for serious consequences, including detention and probation, but depending on the crime the juvenile could also end up being charged as an adult.

Recently, two juveniles and an adult were arrested in Wildwood, New Jersey. The juveniles were arrested on drug offenses, although exactly what their alleged connections were to the adult or the drugs is still unknown.

The 37-year-old is facing possession of cocaine, heroin and hash, and possession of cocaine, heroin and hash with the intent to distribute charges. In addition, these possession charges include being within 1,000 feet of a school zone, which has the potential to enhance the penalties.

The 37-year-old and two juveniles were arrested after the Wildwood Police Department and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office conducted a search of the Wildwood home. Inside, police claim large quantities of drugs with a street value of more than $7,700 were found. Aside from the cocaine, heroin and hash, drug paraphernalia and more than $2,800 in cash were also found in the home.

At this point, the connection between the juvenile and the 34-year-old is yet to be reported. However, the general case and the charges bring to light just how serious these types of situations should always be taken.

For the 34-year-old, he is facing allegations that could put him away for many years. Add to this having drug crimes on his criminal record, and his entire life could end up being affected if he is convicted. For the juveniles, even though the exact drug-related charges against them are unknown, as mentioned earlier, charges against juveniles can be just as detrimental to their lives as the ones pressed against adults. This is why a criminal defense attorney should be contacted as soon as an arrest is made against a New Jersey adult or juvenile.

Source: Press of Atlantic City, “Wildwood man, two juveniles face drug charges,” Joel Landau, May 3, 2013

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