Major Marijuana Bust in Monmouth County

Last month, a routine call to investigate a suspicious vehicle ended up resulting in seizure of approximately $250,000 of marijuana in Freehold.  A township police officer was responding to a call from a neighbor regarding a suspicious vehicle and when he pulled up to a U-Haul in the driveway,  he saw a large stash of marijuana plants apparently being moved.  On further investigation, many more plants and a marijuana production facility was discovered in the house. 

I am not naive enough to believe that small marijuana production facilities exist throughout New Jersey and Monmouth County.  However, this bust seemed to be a little more than one would anticipate.  There may be, however, an interesting issue concerning the arrest insofar as it sounds like the officer entered the house without a warrant.  A substantial portion of the weight of marijuana was comprised of the plants inside the house and they may well be excluded from the case because of a bad search.  The defense attorneys on the case will have to see how the facts unfold.

Our defense firm handles a substantial amount of marijuana charges in Monmouth County every year.  We find the prosecutors to be tough but fair.  While charges of manufacturing or distributing marijuana, or maintaining a marijuana production facility, are very serious, choosing an attorney experienced in handling marijuana charges in Monmouth County may make a big difference in the outcome of this case. 

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