A little over a week ago, prosecutors announced drug trafficking charges against Joseph "JoJo" Giorigianni and two other men.
The Times of Trenton yesterday ran an interesting piece trying to figure out Gov. Chris Christie's position on drug crimes, punishment, addiction and the appropriate level of help the state should extend to addicts.
Two men in Trenton were arrested following a raid on their home by federal Marshals and Mercer County Sheriff's officers.
A Trenton man, 41, was arrested last week as part of an investigation into drug trafficking, members of the Special Investigations Unit told The Times of Trenton.
Police in Trenton have accused a 17-year-old of a drug crime as well as a firearms violation.
A bill introduced during the current session of the New Jersey Assembly would authorize criminal courts to require people who are convicted of certain first-degree drug crimes to contribute to the cost of their own prosecution. This would add to fines already written into New Jersey law, which can amount to at least $750,000 against certain drug trafficking offenders, and even more based on a statutory formula that computes the fine at five times the street value of confiscated drugs.
New Jersey's Office of The Attorney General is expanding the state's primary enforcement department in an attempt to curb prescription drug abuse.