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Mr. Tumelty represented Helena Hendricks, who was charged with first degree murder in Atlantic County Superior Court. The defendant faced a number of additional charges, including armed robbery, conspiracy and possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose. At the conclusion of a jury trial that lasted three weeks, the defendant was found "not guilty" of all charges.

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New Jersey man to serve time for Percocet deal in Atlantic City

The Atlantic City Task Force is a group comprised of state and city police, as well as members of the county prosecutor’s office and the attorney general’s office. One of the main goals of this task force is to arrest those in the area with believed connections to drug activity.

Recently, a 36-year-old reached a plea deal in a case that was brought against him stemming from an Atlantic City Task Force arrest. In this case, he was supposedly seen by police selling drugs out of his car to a person who was on the street. Upon seeing this transaction, he was approached and allowed a search of his car.

In his car, 36 Percocet pills were found inside of a cigarette box. These were confiscated along with the $10 he had supposedly made from selling the pills to the person on the street.

On Monday, the man ended up pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute. With the plea deal that was reached, the 36-year-old must serve at least two and a half years in prison.

In looking at this case, it is a prime example of the fact that drug crimes involving prescriptions are treated just as seriously as those involving other illegal drugs, like marijuana, cocaine and heroin. Those accused of illegally possessing and selling prescriptions can find themselves facing severe penalties, including jail time.

Looking to the future, as the Atlantic City Task Force continues to crackdown on drug activity in the area, those who are accused of drug-related crimes may find themselves facing an uphill battle as this task force is comprised of so many entities.

Source: Press of Atlantic City, “Ventnor man pleads guilty to drug deal inside Atlantic City’s Tourism District,” Lynda Cohen, Jan.28, 2013

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