Drug possession or distributions charges are a common occurrence throughout New Jersey. If you are charged with one of these crimes, it can have a severe impact on you and your loved ones. A conviction for either of these drug charges can lead to years of imprisonment and impact your ability to provide for yourself and your family. Contact a local New Jersey criminal attorney at the Lustberg Law Offices today for a free consultation.
New Jersey police made a huge drug bust recently. David Valle Campos, 45, was taken into police custody on October 22nd after authorities received a tip that he was selling either heroin or fentanyl near a shopping center in New Jersey.
Police Officers Conduct Massive Drug Bust Outside of New Jersey Shopping Center
Due to an anonymous tip, police arrived at the Hamilton Marketplace directly off of Route 130. Several officers set up a surveillance team to watch the suspect and determine whether he was making contact with other individuals or not. Just as the tipster had said, Campos arrived at the location around noon. He was traversing in a minivan whose license plate number was an exact match to the one provided by the tipster. Police watched as Campos talked to another man. As the other person left the area, police initiated a traffic stop.
Police described Campos as cooperative. He gave consent for authorities to search his car. In the center console, authorities discovered a brown paper bag. Inside were two cylinder-shaped packages with an unknown substance that was sent to the lab for testing. Later results confirmed the substance was 4-anilino-n-phenethyl-4-piperidine which is a compound used to create the drug fentanyl. Campos was immediately taken into police custody.
More Drugs Uncovered at Suspect’s Home in NJ
Once Campos was in custody, he voluntarily spoke to police. He admitted to having even more packages of the drug in his apartment. Campos waived his right to an attorney and instead gave the authorities both written and verbal consent to search his home address. He provided the police with the keys to his room in Spring Valley. Once inside, police confirmed Campos had six more cylinder-shaped packages.
Laboratory testing confirmed the substances to be heroin. The apartment contained 2.1 kilograms, while the suspect’s car had around 1.2 kilograms of the fentanyl drug. Now, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency has joined the investigation into the suspect’s alleged drug trafficking. He made an appearance in federal court, but the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey confirmed that Campos was denied bail. He is facing several federal drug crimes for both the heroin and substance used to create fentanyl.
Contact an Experienced Hackensack Criminal Defense Lawyer About Your Drug Distribution or Drug Possession Charges in New Jersey
Were you arrested or charged with drug crimes in New Jersey? The consequences of a conviction could be severe, leaving you with a permanent criminal record and possibly even sending you to jail. That is why you need to speak with a qualified criminal defense attorney about your case as soon as possible. The attorneys at Lustberg Law Offices have successfully represented clients charged with drug charges in Hackensack, Teaneck, Fort Lee, Fair Lawn, Garfield, Englewood, Bergenfield, Paramus, Mahwah, Ridgewood and throughout New Jersey. Call (201) 880-5311 or fill out the online contact form to schedule a consultation with a member of our legal team. We have an office conveniently located at One University Plaza Dr. Suite 210, Hackensack, NJ 07601 as New York, NY.
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