Narcotics Traffic and
Drug Law Enforcement

In a December 1973 public hearing and its , the Commission recommended mandatory minimum sentences for serious offenders, forfeitures of money seized in connection with narcotics arrests and the establishment of full-time prosecutors. All were substantially implemented by the Legislature and law enforcement authorities.

The SCI identified the victim of a murder and then located three suspects and participated in their arrests. In October 1974, one of the suspects was convicted of the murder. The other two defendants pleaded guilty to lesser charges and testified for the prosecution. Also, as a result of evidence referred by the SCI to the Essex County Prosecutor, a burglary ring was exposed by the Prosecutorís staff. A Newark jeweler and his son were indicted and convicted of conspiracy and of receiving stolen property. The Essex Grand Jury in 1974 handed up more than 20 indictments against members of the burglary ring.



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SCI Exposes Bail-Bond Abuses

Scenes From an Epidemic, Pills to Heroin

Union Leave Costs Taxpayers Millions

Criminal Intrusion in Solid Waste, Recycling

Public Hearing: N.J.íS Flourishing Narcotics Trade

SCI Finds Waste, Lack of Internal Controls at NJSIAA

Waste and Abuse in Local Government Employee Compensation and Benefits

Gangs in New Jersey Prisons

Alarming Contracts in the Purchase of Fire Trucks in New Jersey

The Integrity of Electronic Voting

Higher Education: Vulnerable to Abuse

Charity Care: An Ailing System