A 38-year-old Jersey City man is facing numerous drug charges after police say he was seen dealing heroin to two people near a school and a park. Antwon Hill was arrested last week and charged with drug possession and possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of School 40, located at 88 Gates Ave., and within 500 feet of Columbia Park, the complaint says.
When Hill was arrested, he had 102 vials of suspected cocaine and 32 vials of suspected heroin, officials said. Hill was also charged with conspiracy for allegedly using a man as a lookout. He made his first appearance on the charges Thursday in Criminal Justice Reform Court in Jersey City via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny.
At the hearing, the state moved to detain him through the course of his prosecution and a detention hearing is scheduled today before Hudson County Superior Court Judge Paul DePascale in the Hudson County Administration Building in Jersey City.
A person convicted of distribution of a CDS or possession of a CDS with the intent to distribute within 500 feet of certain public property, except where the offense is less than one ounce of marijuana, will be sentenced as a second degree offender which is an offense that will carry a term of imprisonment that can range from between 5 to 10 years. For purpose of this statute, the term public property is broadly defined.
If you or someone you love has been charged with a marijuana crime in New Jersey, be it possession or possession with intent to distribute, you must seek legal representation immediately. You likely have legal options you hadn’t considered, and you don’t want to face these charges without having explored every possible legal option for the best outcome.
Frank T. Luciano is a highly successful and experienced drug crime attorney operating in multiple areas throughout Northern New Jersey, including Hackensack, Jersey City, Elmwood Park and Fort Lee. He has been a criminal defense attorney for over 40 years and, as a result, there are not many legal situations that Mr. Luciano has not seen and successfully navigated his clients through.
Give yourself the best chance at a positive legal outcome by contacting Frank T. Luciano’s New Jersey law office immediately at 973-471-0004.