A 34-year-old Jersey City woman was recently arrested Possession of Marijuana, Distribution of Marijuana and Growing Marijuana – which is the most serious. The female defendant made her first appearance in court today at Central Judicial Processing “CJP” for accusations of maintaining a drug production facility which included 15 marijuana plants, according to prosecutors.
Our law firm often represents clients accused of marijuana cultivation, but it is quite uncommon in urban areas because of the close proximity to neighbors. However, in this case the defendant used a canvas tent with air filtration vents and heating lamps to take care of the plants and keep them hidden. It is unclear how this defendant’s operation was uncovered but law enforcement officers are constantly looking for clues on growing operations such as irregularly high electric bills from grow lamps.
In addition to the charge of operating a CDS production facility, police also charged the defendant with Marijuana Distribution within 1,000 feet of a School (Snyder High School), and Intent to Distribute Marijuana within 500 feet of a Public Facility and Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana plants. Her bail was set at $150,000, cash or bond. If you or your loved one have been charged with maintaining a CDS facility, growing marijuana or distribution of marijuana, then contact our office at (201) 793-8018 for a free consultation with an experienced attorney.