Drugs and Weapons Seized at Salem City, NJ
How safe do you think your neighborhood is? Do you think that your neighbors are quiet, and keep to themselves with no large stashes of drugs or weapons? How would it make you feel to learn that there were arsenals and drug caches in your town? Questions like these are being faced by residents of Salem City, New Jersey, as chaotic situations led to confiscations of drugs and firearms by police, according to sources.
In one incident, the situation began as a routine traffic stop of a car driven by a 19-year-old male from Salem. When police pulled him and his passenger over, they found marijuana in a plastic bag and a loaded 9mm handgun. Both were confiscated and both young men were arrested and charged with several criminal offenses, including drug and firearm possession.
In another incident in the same day, police stopped a 19-year-old male on a bicycle, for not having the proper lighting equipment. When they searched the bike rider, police found troubling cargo: a loaded .38 handgun, more than 60 packets of cocaine, and lots of prescription medication meant to be sold and used for recreational usage.
The residents of Salem City, New Jersey, are more than likely shocked. Who wants to learn that drugs and weapons are all over their town, especially in the possession of young men like these? But the important thing to remember about drug arrests is that the most effective treatment for addiction is not lengthy prison terms, but drug treatment programs at a NJ rehab center. Call Retreat at Lancaster County today to learn more about how drug treatment can help you turn your life around. We're close to major cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, or states like OH, PA, NJ, NY, and DE.