Eight People Arrested in Paterson Drug Raid

According to authorities, Paterson Police arrested 8 people during a drug raid at a house on Friday. Police allegedly found THC-laced edibles which were laced with kid’s cereals including: Cinnamon Toast Crunch, liquid THC and almost 21 pounds of marijuana. Police also seized $7,076 in alleged drug proceeds. The suspects charged were Paterson residents: Issac Wade, 31, Andre White, 42, Max Brown 20, Tyron Mallory 28, Jacory DeWitt 32, Gregory Gillispie 29, and Tequan Motley 32, and 28 year-old West Milford resident Chayanne Girao. This arrest marks the second arrest in the area related to THC-laced cereal. Click here to read more at www.patch.com.

Although lawmakers in New Jersey have set several dates to vote on the bill which would legalize marijuana, it has not happened yet, which means, if you are charged with Manufacturing, Distributing, or Dispensing Marijuana, you may face serious consequences. N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5 sets forth under subsection (b): Marijuana in a quantity of five pounds or more but less than 25 pounds including any adulterants or dilutants, or 10 or more but fewer than 50 marijuana plants, regardless of weight, or hashish in a quantity of one pound or more but less than five pounds, including any adulterants or dilutants, is guilty of a crime of the Second Degree (punishable by a term of incarceration between 5 and 10 years in New Jersey State Prison).

If you are facing charges for Manufacturing, Distributing, or Dispensing Marijuana, you should contact a criminal defense attorney immediately, as there are serious consequences associated with a conviction, including hefty fines and exposure to jail time. Former Morris County Prosecutor, Alissa D. Hascup is skilled and experienced at successfully defending individuals charged with drug offenses in towns like Paterson, Clifon, and Wayne. Contact her office today for a free consultation about your case. She is available 24/7 at 862-257-1200.