Two Parsippany NJ residents have been indicted on criminal charges of maintaining a marijuana production facility at a local house.
The suspects, a 58-year-old man and a 40-year-old man, lived in the same neighborhood in the Mount Tabor area of Parsippany: the 58-year-old suspect resided on Force Place, while the 40-year-old suspect resided on Boehm Avenue. The Force Place residence was allegedly used as the drug lab.
The Parsippany Police Department received a tip about the illegal drug operation and began an investigation into the suspects in May 2016. It wasn’t long until Parsippany NJ police obtained a search warrant for the residence.
When law enforcement searched the Parsippany house, they allegedly discovered 59 marijuana plants that were being cultivated for pot distribution.
Both suspects have been charged with the very serious drug crime of maintaining a drug production facility, as well as other drug offenses like possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of marijuana.
If the suspects are convicted on the most serious criminal charges, they could end up spending decades behind bars. That’s because the New Jersey Criminal Code classifies the crime of maintaining a marijuana production facility as a first degree felony when the facility contains more than 10 marijuana plants.
The suspects have now been indicted by a Morris County grand jury and could be headed for trial in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown NJ.
Marijuana Distribution Charges in Parsippany NJ
To learn more about this case, read the DailyRecord.com article, “Parsippany Neighbors Indicted in Pot-Growing Enterprise.”