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Man faces new marijuana charges while considering plea

A New Jersey man who is weighing a plea agreement on multiple drug charges was indicted by a grand jury on Sept. 27. The 33-year-old man was hit with three drug charges stemming from a July 2018 incident; they were third-degree distribution of marijuana within 500 feet of a public property, third-degree distribution of THC between 50 grams and 1 ounce and fourth-degree distribution of marijuana under 50 grams.

The indictment came after a hearing in which the prosecutor said that the Sussex Borough would have 90 days to consider an agreement to resolve the July case and another outstanding case. The prosecutor noted at that time that he expected to formally bring the more recent drug charges to a grand jury. The July arrest came after the man was accused of giving marijuana to an undercover cop after the police officer claimed interest in buying a car from him. The man offered a small amount of marijuana to the cop for free after taking a test drive. After he was arrested, marijuana, THC wax, a grinder and THC oils were found in his home.

Bill would change New Jersey DUI law

What penalties individuals accused of drunk driving in New Jersey would face could be changing, depending on what happens with a bill currently in the state’s senate. We’ll now go over the two main areas the bill would make changes in if it were to become law.

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