Helmetta Police make arrests for drug charges within the borough of Helmetta while the New Jersey State Police patrol the nearby New Jersey Turnpike. If you are arrested for a drug charge in Helmetta, you will probably be scheduled for a first appearance in the Helmetta Municipal Court. In New Jersey, the drugs that seem to be becoming perhaps the most popular among young adults and teenagers are pharmaceutical pills, especially opiate-based painkillers such as oxycontin.
However, because pills are odorless and small, it is difficult for police to investigate possession of painkillers. Many arrests are made when individuals attempt to obtain CDS by fraud by turning in fake or fraudulent prescription scripts. Most drug charges in New Jersey are for possession of marijuana. Because its pungent smell and the training that police receive in regard to making drug arrests in Middlesex County, police are easily able to detect the odor of marijuana.
The odor of marijuana alone is not enough to arrests someone for drug possession. However, it can rise to the level of probable cause to justify the police asking for consent to search a car. Roughly 95% of asked for consent to search their vehicles consent to these searches. Police can search the interior of the vehicle and if drugs (CDS) are found in any common area, they may charge anyone in the vehicle as having “constructive possession.” Any weapons found can also lead to violations of New Jersey’s Graves Act, which calls for mandatory prison time for many New Jersey Gun Charges. Call to speak with a Middlesex County Drug charge lawyer.