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Long Branch Drug Bust Results in $32K and 1Lb. Cocaine Seized…

Long Branch Drug Bust Results in $32K and 1Lb. Cocaine Seized

After conducting searches at two residents in Long Branch police located and seized 1.1 pounds of cocaine, $32,000 in cash as well as a .22 caliber handgun. Charges have been filed with possibly more to come, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, perhaps ranging from drug charges and weapons offenses with Intent to Distribute. In many similar searches, seizures, and arrests the accused can find themselves facing many different charges depending on the presence of illegal or stolen property, drugs, paraphernalia, or drug distribution materials at the scene or locations law enforcement is deployed.

When indiciduals are charged with any crime, whether it involves drug possession, shoplifting, aggravated assault, or other serious allegations, their criminal record, their future, and their freedom may be at stake. Facing prosecution exposes one to a host of serious penalties, including hefty fines and imprisonment depending on the circumstances of your specific case.  The decisions an individual makes during such a trying and difficult episode of their lives, can and will critically impact the outcome of the case and in many circumstances the individual’s freedom. If you have been charged with crimes such as drug distribution, leader of a drug trafficking ring, or a number of charges related to weapons offenses. It is advisable that you consult with an experienced Monmouth County attorney in a timely manner. 

The attorneys at Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington regularly appear on behalf of clients confronting drug and/or weapons-related charges in Long Branch, Red Bank, Deal, Ocean and towns across Ocean and Monmouth County. Charles J. Uliano, the Partner who leads the Criminal Division, is one of an extremely small fraction of attorneys in the State of New Jersey to hold dual certification as both a Certified Civil and Certified Criminal Trial attorney. These Certifications are not given out, however they are earned through additional training, legal education, amount of trials and litigation the attorney participates in, etc. The wealth of knowledge and experience Charles and his Team bring to the table, represent a great option to have on your side when such critical decisions need to be made and those decisions can and will effect your life in many ways. Call us or send us a note today for a consultation.

Cocaine Possession, Distribution, and Weapon Lawyers Monmouth County NJ

In Long Branch, NJ, a city in Monmouth County, Broadway resident Giddel Gonzalez Estrada, 36, was taken into custody inside a Morris Avenue garage. According to the statement from the Prosecutor’s Office, Estrada is facing a myriad of charges including first degree cocaine possession with intent to distribute being that the amount confiscated was more than 5 ounces; second degree possession of a weapon while in the course of committing an illegal drug offense; 42 counts of combined third degree charges, which include cocaine possession, cocaine distribution, possession of illegal drugs with intent to distribute, possession of illegal drugs within one thousand feet of a school zone.

Detectives from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Gang and Criminal Enterprise Unit as well as its Narcotics Strike Force executed warrants at two Long Branch residents, an apartment at 494 Broadway and another at 407 Morris Ave.

At the two locations three vehicles, about $32,000 in cash, about 500 grams of cocaine with a street value of about $50,000, a small amount of marijuana and a .22 caliber handgun were seized. In addition, significant amounts of packaging, weighing materials and various paraphernalia used in the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics were also confiscated.

Should he be convicted of first degree cocaine possession with intent to distribute, Estrada could face up to 20 years. Should he be convicted of the second degree charges, he could face a sentence of five to ten years in prison on each count. A conviction of any of the third degree offense, Estrada could face a sentence of three to five years in prison.

Red Bank Weapons and Drug Distribution Defense Lawyers

Often times there may be confusion between possession of cocaine and possession with the intent of distribution.  They can be very different in circumstance as well as penalties.

  • Possession of a controlled substance can include drugs you have physically on your person or drugs that are in your direct control. Meaning that if the police find drugs in your hands, pockets, backpack or even your home or your car, you could charged for possession of an illegal substance.
  • For a New Jersey court to charge you with intent to distribute a controlled substance, then the prosecution has to be able to prove that an intent to distribute narcotics existed when you were arrested. Though it is not possible to prove what your thoughts were at the time, circumstances may provide enough evidence for a jury to pass down a conviction: for example, if the amount of drugs in your possession were too much for personal use or there was paraphernalia present such as packing supplies present.

Penalties can be vary greatly depending on the type of drug, quantity as well as prior criminal history.

Contact Our Monmouth County Drug Crime Arrest Attorneys Today

At Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington we have built a solid reputation for fiercely representing our clients in communities such as Long Branch, Red Bank, Freehold, Wall, Asbury Park, Middletown, Howell and all over Monmonth County.  Our founding partner Charles J. Uliano leads the criminal division of the firm and is ready to be a zealous advocate for you as you navigate a very critical time in your life.

For additional information as to how our Monmouth County defense attorneys can assist you or someone you love in combating the State’s case against drug charges, weapons offenses, distribution charges and any other criminal offense, contact us via a simple email form or give us a call at the West Long Branch, New Jersey office at 732-440-3950.

Monmouth County, NJ Opioid Crisis Shows Signs of Decline

For many years, Ocean County and Monmouth County, NJ have been considered hotbeds for illegal and dangerous opioid usage. Controlled substances including Oxycontin and Percocet were being abused and distributed at an alarming rate. However, there is reason to believe that these trends are beginning to reverse. As reported in an nj.com article from earlier this week, Ocean and… Continue Reading

Man Arrested Wanted in Connection with the Murder of a California Commercial Weed Grower

Early in the morning of Saturday March 11th New Jersey State Police arrested Gary Blank III, a man wanted in connection with the murder of a commercial marijuana grower in California. After weeks of communication with the Mendocino County CA Sheriff’s Department, NJ police discovered the fugitive’s location in Red Bank, NJ and made the… Continue Reading

Monmouth County Drug Bust Leads to 42 Arrested

A group of 42 individuals, many residents of Freehold Township in Monmouth County, were arrested on Thursday, November 3rd when an undercover operation dubbed “Operation Justice Served” concluded a 5 month drug investigation. Federal, state, county and local officers were all involved in the drug investigation that began in late spring of 2016. Monmouth County Prosecutor… Continue Reading

Police Arrests Suspects Accused of Selling Heroin, Cocaine, Marijuana at Bars in Keansburg, NJ

A special law enforcement task force recently busted eight people accused of selling drugs at bars throughout Keansburg, New Jersey. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Bayshore Task Force worked together with the Keansburg Police Department after receiving information about a drug distribution operation in the borough. The investigation involved multiple undercover officers and focused on… Continue Reading

30 pot plants seized in Howell drug raid along multiple weapons

A Howell Township man was arrested Friday Morning after authorities raided his home and discovered an arsenal of weapons and a marijuana grow operation. Police announced this week that Christopher Kilbride, of Howell Township, was arrested following an ongoing investigation that was conducted by The New Jersey State Police, The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and… Continue Reading

Traffic Stop in Allentown NJ Leads to Discovery of Large Amount of Heroin, Arrests of Two Ocean County Residents

Police in Allentown NJ busted two people for drug crimes after a routine traffic stop for a busted tail light. The arrests were made around 10:20 p.m. According to law enforcement, an Allentown patrol cop spotted the suspects’ vehicle near the intersection of North Main Street and Broad Street in Allentown, New Jersey. The car… Continue Reading

Supplier of Heroin, Cocaine for Monmouth County NJ Drug Trafficking Ring Convicted

A federal trial held in the U.S. District Court in Trenton NJ ended with the defendant being convicted on charges that he distributed illegal drugs, including heroin and cocaine, throughout Monmouth County, New Jersey. According to federal prosecutors, the 37-year-old suspect supplied heroin and cocaine to a drug trafficking ring that operated in Monmouth County,… Continue Reading

Monmouth County Women Allegedly Had Heroin, Prescription Drugs in Disabled Car on Stafford NJ Roadway

Stafford NJ police arrested two women who allegedly had large quantities of heroin and prescription medication in their motor vehicle. The arrests were made around 1:30 a.m. Stafford Township police officers were on patrol when they spotted a disabled car on the grass median in the area of Route 72 and South Union Street in… Continue Reading

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Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington of West Long Branch, New Jersey, provides representation throughout Monmouth County including Asbury Park, Belmar, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Freehold, Hazlet, Holmdel, Howell, Lake Como, Long Branch, Manalapan, Manasquan, Marlboro Township, Middletown, Neptune, Oakhurst, Ocean Township, Redbank, Shrewsbury, Spring Lake, Tinton Falls, Wall Township, West Long Branch, and Freehold Township; Ocean County including Bayville, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Lakewood Township, Mantoloking, Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach, and Toms River; Middlesex County including East Brunswick, Milltown, New Brunswick, Old Bridge Township, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, South Amboy, South River, and Spotswood.

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