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- Atlantic City
- Mount Laurel
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- Mount Holly
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- Belle Mead
- Princeton Junction
- Morris Plains
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- Gloucester City
- Short Hills
- Egg Harbor City
- Penns Grove
- Berkeley Heights
- Colts Neck
- Bound Brook
- Somers Point
- New Providence
- Lincoln Park
- Whitehouse Station
- Pompton Plains
- Atlantic Highlands
- Florham Park
- West Long Branch
- Margate City
- Fort Dix
- Lanoka Harbor
- Little Silver
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- Pine Brook
- Rio Grande
- Liberty Corner
New Jersey is a state in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the U.S. The state is bordered by New York, the Atlantic Ocean, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. It is the fourth-least extensive, the 11th-most populous and the most densely populated state in the nation, and the second-wealthiest U.S. state based on median household income. The population of New Jersey was estimated to be at about 8,864,590 in 2012. The racial makeup of the state in about 69% White, 13.7% African American, 0.3% Native American, 8.3% Asian, 6.4% from other races, and 17.7% of the population are Hispanic or Latino. In 2010, illegal immigrants made up about 6.4% of the population, the fourth highest percentage of any state in the country.
New Jersey Drug Use Trends
Heroin addiction is an ongoing problem for residents of New Jersey. The use of this highly addictive substance is not restrained to specific areas of the state, or even certain demographics. Across New Jersey heroin use, abuse and addiction rates have continued to escalate and have more residents than ever before seeking treatment. The rate of New Jersey drug rehab enrollments naming heroin as their primary substance of abuse rose 2.9% between 2012 and 2013. Heroin addiction statistics show that since 2010, heroin is the most commonly cited drug for New Jersey emergency departments and drug rehab programs.
Drug smugglers from South America and the Caribbean traffic heroin into New Jersey through several access points. These heroin networks use Newark's Liberty International Airport as well as ports in Camden, Newark and Elizabeth to smuggle their product into the country. New Jersey's high demand for heroin has made these criminal organizations bold in their efforts to supply the state's residents with the highest purity heroin at some of the cheapest prices in the country. The repercussions of resident's supply and demand for heroin have resulted in New Jersey becoming a hub for drug trafficking and drug-related crime.
Obtaining heroin used to mean traveling into the inner cities of New Jersey, but today it is much more accessible and easier to acquire. With cell phones and social media, residents can reach out to dealers and place orders for heroin using code phrases or words. There are even heroin dealers that will deliver their product to the client's door for a service fee.
The governor of New Jersey has increased the pressure on the state's task force on heroin and opiate abuse. In a recent release the governor has called for a wide array of reforms to combat New Jersey's heroin addiction epidemic. The changes will include improvements to an insurance system that is meant to deter drug addicts while expanding and improving New Jersey's drug rehabilitation.
Heroin addiction frequently begins with prescription pain medication found in one's home or from a legitimate prescription from a physician. When prescription pain medication use spirals from abuse to addiction many addicts find that they can no longer afford the cost of these pills. It is at this point that many prescription pain medication addicts turn to heroin as a cheaper substitute. The governor of New Jersey has implemented a plan to counteract this transition from prescription pain medication to heroin by stemming the tide of prescription pills from physician's offices.
In 2012, the state's Prescription Monitoring Program was launched. This program is designed to track every prescription filled for controlled dangerous substances in New Jersey, but participation was voluntary. As of February 2014, only 18% of New Jersey's licensed physicians and pharmacies had voluntarily agreed to participate. New changes are being called forth to make participation in the state's Prescription Monitoring Program mandatory. Officials expect mandatory participation in this program to help physicians and pharmacies identify individuals with drug problems, pinpoint residents who engage in doctor shopping and that it will shine a light on unethical physicians who overprescribe to addicts.
New Jersey Drug Rehab Treatment Admissions in 2013 by Primary Substance of Abuse
- During 2013, New Jersey drug rehab lirograms enrolled 71,496 individuals.
- Heroin addiction was the lirimary substance of abuse for the largest grouli of individuals enrolling in New Jersey drug rehab lirograms during 2013. 26,707 individuals received heroin addiction treatment in New Jersey during that year. This made uli 37.4% of all drug rehab enrollments during 2013.
- 17.9% of the individuals enrolling in New Jersey drug rehab lirograms in 2013 cited alcohol as their lirimary substance of abuse.
- New Jersey drug rehab lirograms enrolled 11,324 individuals who stated marijuana addiction was their reason for receiving treatment during 2013.
- lirescrilition liain medications have become a serious drug threat in New Jersey. During 2013, 9.4% (6,712 individuals) entered New Jersey drug rehab lirograms for "other oliiates" addiction liroblems. Other oliiates include the non-lirescrilition use of methadone, codeine, morlihine, oxycodone, hydromorlihone, melieridine, oliium, and other drugs with morlihine-like effects.
There are many highly successful drug and alcohol rehab centers in New Jersey. The number of treatment choices for residents can often be overwhelming when trying to decide what program will be the right choice. When considering the different types of programs, the length of time they last and their ability to provide the most effective care the best choice is always long-term inpatient or residential treatment. These programs typically last 90 days or longer and require the resident to reside at the treatment facility during their recovery. Residential and inpatient drug rehab programs offer a safe serene environment during recovery, around the click monitoring, a separation from previous negative influences and a multitude of on-site services.
State Prison Population in New Jersey:26,757
Probation Population in New Jersey:143,315
Violent Crime Rate in New Jersey:
2007 Federal Drug Seizures in New Jersey:
Cocaine seizures in New Jersey:864.5 kgs.
Heroin seizures in New Jersey:86.1 kgs.
Methamphetamine seizures in New Jersey:105 kgs.
Marijuana seizures in New Jersey:533.8 kgs.
Hashish seizures in New Jersey:90.5 kgs.
MDMA seizures in New Jersey:0.0 kgs./3,376 du
Meth Lab Incidents in New Jersey:1
(DEA, New Jersey, and local city Law Enforcement)
Drug Situation in New Jersey:
- New Jersey is positioned between the major industrial markets of New York and Pennsylvania and has been referred to as the "crossroads of the east."
- New Jersey is a gateway state, with major interstate highways, roadways, airports, seaports, and other infrastructures capable of accommodating voluminous amounts of passenger and cargo traffic not only from both the eastern and western parts of the United States, but from around the globe. New Jersey is an ideal strategic corridor as well as a vulnerable corridor for transportation of drug contraband and illicit currency.
- Beginning in April 2006, first responders and medical personnel in New Jersey noticed an increase in fatal and non-fatal drug overdoses. This increase in New Jersey has been linked to fentanyl. Fentanyl is commonly used for anesthesia and pain relief in medical settings; however, the current overdoses are associated with non-pharmaceutical fentanyl, manufactured in illegal labs. There have been at least 1deaths linked to the use of non-pharmaceutical fentanyl in New Jersey since mid-April.
- The New Jersey Division has initiated an Intelligence Gathering Initiative, "OPERATION UNDERTAKER." Operation UNDERTAKER intends to identify areas throughout the State of New Jersey where the precursor chemicals, necessary to manufacture fentanyl, are being delivered, and to provide a general awareness to the public of the dangers of fentanyl.
- The New Jersey Division has made many contacts with other State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, Medical Examiner Offices, Colleges, and Pharmaceutical Companies in order to "Educate, Protect, and Respond" to the fentanyl situation, and monitor those precursor chemicals commonly used with fentanyl in the illicit market.
- Cocaine is the most popular drug in New Jersey and is the drug of choice for many abusers within the state.
- Crack remains widely available throughout the state and remains the drug of choice in many lower income communities.
- New Jersey is a major artery for international cocaine trafficking organizations.
- Cocaine arrives into New Jersey directly from South American ports as well as the Southwest Border via commercial and private vehicles.
- Seizures of cocaine at Newark International Airport in New Jersey confirm that San Juan, Puerto Rico, is an entry point for shipments of cocaine into the United States. In some cases, the cocaine is transported to Florida before delivery to the final destination.
- Colombian and Dominican trafficking organizations are the main cocaine suppliers in New Jersey at the wholesale level. At the retail level, African Americans and Dominican organizations prevail, but distribution is also done by other ethnic groups and street gangs.
- Mexican organizations are seen in the transportation of cocaine to New Jersey.
- Powdered cocaine and crack are usually packaged in small baggies or plastic vials and sold in open-air markets in New Jersey.
- Over the last year, intelligence sources have reported the price of powder cocaine was increasing in New Jersey. Several factors have been attributed to this increase either as a conglomerate or as individual catalysts.
- Many large scale seizures by law enforcement and the ever increasing security at the United States borders could have significantly affected the amount of cocaine available in New Jersey resulting in the increased cost.
- A shift in focus by the South American cocaine traffickers from the United States market to the European markets could have also increased the cost of cocaine destined for New Jersey because of the increased risk vs. the risk of exporting to Europe.
- Several intelligence sources report that the appearance of a shortage in cocaine is a business scheme by the New Jersey based sources of supply to drive up prices/profits.
- This wholesale price increase has affected other aspects of the cocaine trade in New Jersey, specifically the quality.
- The increase in price per kilogram of cocaine has forced mid-level sources of supply in New Jersey to further cut or dilute the cocaine to increase saleable volume per kilogram of pure cocaine, two kilograms of dilutent to one kilogram of cocaine.
- The decrease in purity of cocaine in New Jersey has been noticed by street level distributors. This has caused them to return bad cocaine and find alternate suppliers, thus paying more for better quality or risk not having enough cocaine for daily street sales. In some situations, the low quality cocaine is being disposed of by mixing it with high quality cocaine to make crack cocaine.
- Heroin is the most abused drug in the New Jersey area.
- Information obtained from the State of New Jersey Department of Human Services Division on Addiction Services disclosed that heroin is used by 18-year olds in New Jersey at more than twice the national average.
- Heroin was responsible for more than 22,751 treatment admissions in New Jersey in 2006. This was 41% of all treatment admissions, with a three percent decrease from 2005.
- Heroin's high purity in New Jersey (among the highest in the nation as evidenced by the Domestic Monitor Program analyses) and low price has attracted many new users over the last few years, especially among adolescents in suburban areas.
- There has been a steady decrease in purity levels of heroin in New Jersey since 2003, however heroin purity levels in the Newark area continue to be among the highest in the nation.
- In April 200an increase in fatal and non-fatal drug overdoses was noticed by first responders and medical personnel in New Jersey. This increase was linked to fentanyl. Fentanyl is commonly used for anesthesia and pain relief in medical settings; however, the current overdoses are associated with non-pharmaceutical fentanyl, manufactured in illegal labs.
- There have been at least 133 deaths related to the use of non-pharmaceutical fentanyl in New Jersey since mid-April. Although the majority of the overdoses were in the southern part New Jersey, some reached as far north as Morris County.
- The New Jersey Division commenced an Intelligence Gathering Initiative, "Operation Undertaker." Operation Undertaker sought to identify areas throughout the State of New Jersey where the precursor chemicals, necessary to manufacture fentanyl, are being delivered, and to also provide an awareness to the public of the dangers of fentanyl.
- The New Jersey Division has made many contacts with other State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, Medical Examiner Offices, Colleges, and Pharmaceutical Companies in order to "Educate, Protect, and Respond" to the fentanyl problem, and monitor those precursor chemicals commonly used with fentanyl in the illicit market.
- Some areas in New Jersey, such as Morris County, have seen a rise in overdoses and overdose deaths.
- Since the inception of Operation Undertaker, the trend of fentanyl-laced heroin has taken a downturn in New Jersey.
- Heroin arrives on a routine basis in the New Jersey metropolitan area primarily from South America, with transshipment from Mexico, Aruba, Curacao, Puerto Rico and countries in Central America.
- Heroin in New Jersey is routinely packaged in glassine envelopes with a brand name stamped on it. Ten glassine envelopes are referred to as a "bundle" and 50 glassines are a "brick."
- Distribution points in New Jersey are mainly open-air markets or street corners in lower income areas of urban cities such as Newark, Paterson, Camden, Jersey City, and Elizabeth.
- Southeast Asian and Southwest Asian heroin is come upon in New Jersey on a very limited basis.
- Some Nigerians or other West African drug organizations have been found to smuggle heroin from Europe and West Africa through Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.
- Air and land transportation, both personal and commercial, are the main methods used to smuggle heroin into New Jersey.
- Most of the heroin in New Jersey is smuggled in from Colombia via couriers arriving aboard various airlines. New information reveals that heroin traffickers are using multiple couriers on flights with multiple connections. With this "relay" style method, couriers hand off packages to individuals waiting at the next connection point.
- In the Southern New Jersey area, methamphetamine is the most available and widely used clandestinely manufactured drug.
- Methamphetamine traffickers in New Jersey are primarily of Mexican descent, with direct connections to violators in the western United States and Mexico.
- Methamphetamine availability has increased in the southern part of New Jersey, apparently due to the influx of Mexican suppliers.
- Traditionally, methamphetamine production in New Jersey has been linked to Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, independent chemists, and Traditional Organized Crime.
- Presently, crystal methamphetamine use and distribution in New Jersey appears to be closely associated with members of the Filipino community.
- Filipino traffickers are importing large amounts of methamphetamine into New Jersey from Mexico and the Philippines. The methamphetamine is converted to "ice" in the Los Angeles area and then brought into the New York/New Jersey area via motor vehicle. The ice is also shipped through various mail and parcel services to New Jersey. Due to successful enforcement actions, the ice is being sent to states off the normal trafficking routes and then transported by car to the New Jersey area.
- In March 200DEA New Jersey seized pounds of "ice" that had originated in Mexico and was being brought into New Jersey through Rhode Island. This is the largest seizure of methamphetamine in New Jersey's history.
- There was 1 meth lab incident in New Jersey in 2007.
- Marijuana is the most readily available illegal drug in New Jersey.
- Marijuana is brought into the New Jersey area via automobiles, tractor- trailers, vessels, US Postal Service, overnight services, parcel post, and commercial air from Southwest Border States.
- The majority of the marijuana encountered in New Jersey comes from Mexico.
- Marijuana from Canada and Jamaica has also been encountered in New Jersey, but on a smaller scale.
- Marijuana is also produced locally at indoor and outdoor grows in New Jersey.
- Various smuggling techniques have been used by organizations in an attempt to thwart law enforcement detection in New Jersey. Some of the techniques being used are: co-mingling with legitimate produce: wrapping it in cellophane and placing it inside luggage; placing it in a plastic bin surrounded by Styrofoam pellets and sealed with caulk, shipping inside a hollowed out computer, hidden inside stereo speakers, as well as packaging it in cardboard boxes with fabric softener sheets on top of the marijuana. One investigation in Morris County, New Jersey revealed an individual who was selling marijuana over the Internet.
- Most of the marijuana seizures in New Jersey have occurred at the Newark Liberty International Airport, where passengers from Southwest Border states attempt to smuggle marijuana.
- Several seizures have occurred through the New Jersey division's Small Parcel Interdiction Program. Bulk packages, normally weighing between 10 - 50 pounds each, arriving on a daily basis from various Southwest Border states are seized.
- No single ethnic group controls the wholesale distribution of marijuana within New Jersey. Retail dealers are normally representative of the location where the marijuana is being sold.
- Indoor marijuana grows in New Jersey are typically encountered in the southern, rural areas of the state, where detection is more difficult. Although, over the past year, several indoor marijuana grows have been eradicated; including the eradication of the largest indoor grow discovered in New Jersey. As well, rural areas of New Jersey provide the opportunity for outdoor grows.
- New Jersey has the highest concentration of pharmaceutical and chemical firms in the nation.
- Doctor shopping, prescription forgery, and organized script rings are the predominant source of diverted legitimate pharmaceutical drugs in the New Jersey Division.
- Morris County has seen an escalation in arrests for prescription fraud and unlawful possession of prescription medication in New Jersey.
- The most commonly abused pharmaceuticals in New Jersey are Percocet, OxyContin, Xanax, Vicodin/Vicodin ES, and Hydrocodone/Hydrocodone products. Additionally, the most commonly abused chemicals are GBL, Pseudoephedrine, and Ephedrine.
- In September of 2007, New Jersey Division, FBI, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Food and Drug Administration's office of criminal investigations seized a steroid lab in a Sayreville basement that produced "massive quantities" of the illegal drugs. The person who operated the lab out of his home in New Jersey, on a quiet residential cul-de-sac, was arrested and charged with manufacturing, possessing and distributing anabolic steroids. A search of the lab resulted in the seizure of 1.5 kilograms of raw steroid powders, about 10,000 steroid tablets, $56,000 USC, more than 40,000 doses of anabolic steroids, numerous chemicals including stanozolol, testosterone and nandrolone, equipment used to mix and produce the muscle-building drugs, and two semi-automatic weapons.
- In September 2007, a Randolph, New Jersey podiatric surgeon and his wife were arrested on drug distribution charges. The doctor, who also a registered pharmacist, had distributed 31 prescriptions for painkillers and mild tranquilizers as a method of payment, for work performed for the doctor.
- In October 200"Operation Redirect" resulted in the arrests of 87 people and the disruption of a drug trafficking network that distributed cocaine and oxycodone in and around Morris County, New Jersey.
- The existence of street gangs in New Jersey is now a notable priority for law enforcement.
- Intelligence gaps exist in relation to the intelligence surrounding the integration of street gangs in the drug trade in certain areas of the New Jersey.
- The New Jersey State Police has begun "Operation Cease Fire" to address the gang situation in the big cities in New Jersey, to include the cities of Elizabeth and Plainfield in Union County.
- Intelligence data received shows that the CRIPS are the most powerful gang in Elizabeth, New Jersey, over the BLOODS who have many more members than the CRIPS.
- In Union County, New Jersey there are 867 "verified gang members" and 447 "unverified gang members."
- Since the dismantling of numerous major local drug trafficking organizations in New Jersey, particularly the ET HAK Organization, gangs have taken over the drug trade.
- It is reported that the BLOODS, CRIPS and LATIN KINGS gangs control the Greater Newark area of New Jersey as follows: the North Newark District (Vailsburg to South Orange) is controlled by the LATIN KINGS; the South Newark District (W. Kinney St., Central Ave. to the Elizabeth border) is controlled by the Bloods; the East Newark District (High St. to the borders of Jersey City and Kearny) are controlled by the CRIPS; and the West Newark District (Martin Luther King Blvd. to Irvington and Hillside) is controlled by the BLOODS. The CRIPS are also prevalent in Irvington, New Jersey.
- "Operation Direct Pressure" was an investigation targeting the escalating violence in local towns in the county. It was coordinated by the Morris County Prosecutors Office Narcotics/Gambling Unit in New Jersey and included Federal, state county and municipal law enforcement agencies. This was the first operation in Morris County history to zone in on street gang criminal activity. In October 2006, two hundred and seventy five (275) law enforcement personnel executed search, arrest and seizure warrants at various locations in three counties of New Jersey. These warrants brought to light an active presence of the BLOODS in New Jersey, and uncovered a practice of recruitment amongst school age children. Over fifty individuals, eleven of which were active BLOODS members, were arrested.
- In the Southern part of New Jersey, there has been a street war between two rival BLOODS sets: Sex, Money, Murder and the Gangster Killer Bloods. This street war has resulted in multiple shootings and assaults in Trenton, New Jersey.
- Members of the BLOODS street gang have also been seen conducting narcotics transactions from residences in beach towns such as North Wildwood, New Jersey.
- Intelligence information shows that drug proceeds continue to be transported from New Jersey to the drug source using a variety of methods. DTOs prefer bulk currency shipments, usually in concealed compartments in vehicles. However, some organizations prefer to transfer their proceeds electronically, while other violators go to the Atlantic City casinos in New Jersey, purchase $10,000 to $15,000 in chips in order to convert the chips into checks, and send the checks to Colombia. In one example, data received about one organization detailed the movement of drug money through the stock market. The head of this organization stated that he could move $50,000 or more at a time, and that the money could be in Colombia within three days.
- Other organizations in New Jersey are getting more sophisticated in their methods of concealing their illicit proceeds. One source of information has revealed one method of using real estate in New Jersey to hide drug related proceeds. Individuals in the northern New Jersey area are laundering drug proceeds by purchasing real estate property. These individuals are operating from a legitimate real estate business in New Jersey to hide their illegal activity.
- DTOs in New Jersey continue to favor bulk currency shipments. It was recently reported that the size of bulk shipments are decreasing to minimize risk of detection and minimize loss if seized. Money remitters have also been used in New Jersey, with couriers being paid $12.00 for every $1,000.00 sent. Couriers in New Jersey are normally provided with $30,000.00 which is sent out in $1,000.00 increments to 10 to 12 different recipients. The popularity of the $1,000.00 increment for wire transfers and money remitters shows a comfort level of risk has been reached relating to law enforcement suspicion and the appearance of structuring patterns in New Jersey.
- In 1995 a program was created known as the DEA Mobile Enforcement Teams, or "MET". This was in response to the overwhelming problem of drugs and drug-related crimes across the nation. There have been MET deployments in the State of New Jersey since the inception of the program: Asbury Park, Camden, Paterson, Atlantic City, Lakewood, Passaic, Plainfield, Pleasantville, Trenton, Long Branch, Jersey City, Newark (2), Elizabeth (3), Perth Amboy, Orange, and Asbury Park.
- In 1999 a program was created known at the Regional Enforcement Teams, or "RET". This program was designed to augment existing DEA division resources by targeting drug organizations operating in the United States where there is a lack of sufficient local drug law enforcement. It targets organizations that have established networks of cells to conduct drug trafficking operations in smaller, non-traditional trafficking locations in the United States. There has been one RET deployment in the state of New Jersey since the inception of the program, in Camden.
- There were 655 drug violation arrests in New Jersey in 2007.
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