It is not unusual for multiple law enforcement agencies to team up and stage drug raids. Pooling those resources can effectively increase the response and make it easier to launch elaborate raids in multiple areas at the same time, if necessary.
Any person who is the subject of these raids will undoubtedly find themselves in a very scary situation when they realize county, state and federal authorities are all at the door and ready to make multiple arrests. That was the scene that was set in New Jersey recently when a drug raid took place in the early morning hours.
According to reports, 13 warrants were executed at the same time by officers when they conducted a massive drug sweep. During their searches, police allegedly found huge sums of cash, cocaine, heroin, guns and marijuana which were all seized.
More than a dozen people were also arrested as a result of the drug raid, and sources say that law enforcement has been investigating this alleged ring for several months now.
We read stories like this one quite often: Police spend months investigating drug activity, stage a raid, report finding massive amounts of drugs and then release the names of the several people they have arrested. But what does not necessarily get reported is what happens to the many people who end up in police custody for drug crimes.
Some people in these situations do ultimately get sentenced for drug convictions. Other people choose to defend themselves in court and fight to have evidence or charges dismissed. And there are certainly people who are released without having to face charges.
When there are so many people and moving parts involved in an investigation, which is often the case in drug rings, it can be crucial to seek individual representation. If you or a loved one is in this situation, you may want to discuss the details of your specific case with an attorney who can help you pursue a resolution that is in your best interest.
Source: NJ.com, “Atlantic County authorities bust up alleged drug-trafficking ring with ties to Mexican cartel,” Justin Zaremba, Dec. 13, 2014