A drug charge can be a fearful thing to face alone for any New Jersey resident. It is not uncommon for drug charges to stay on a person's record for many years. The good news is those facing these types of accusations do not have to face them uninformed and alone. A recent two-alarm house fire in Trenton left the family inside facing a criminal investigation that could turn into a drug charge.
Firefighters arrived at a family home in Trenton in the early morning hours after receiving notification of a house fire. The fire was primarily confined to the basement, but during their effort to contain the fire, several unmarked items that resembled drug related substances were apparently noticed. Initial reports seem to indicate that the items were not the source of the fire. Investigators removed a few boxes of evidence from the home.
The drug related substances were tested at the scene by firefighters but were not hazardous. A media report indicated that drug enforcement agents may have also been on the scene assisting the investigation. The fire department dispatched its own Hazmat team to respond to the scene and assisted in conducting further testing on other unmarked items found in the house.
This potential nightmare has only begun for the individuals involved in this drug investigation in Trenton. It's importantfor any New Jersey residentto understand their rights when facing such a serious investigation. A proper understanding of applicable laws and local procedures will give a person facing a drug charge the tools needed to fight for the best possible outcome.
Source: nj.com, Two-alarm fire leads to drug investigation inside Trenton home, Alex Zdan, Nov. 5, 2013