Man Charged with Operating Heroin Distribution Ring in Morris County Resigns from Communications Firm
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A man accused of importing heroin into Morris County has resigned from the communications firm he helped run.
55-year-old John Davieau was arrested earlier this month and accused of being a major player in a heroin distribution scheme. According to authorities, Mr. Davieau helped to bring drugs west from Newark.
In a press release, Royal Communications indicated that Mr. Davieau had stepped down from the company, which sells equipment like two-way radios to police and fire departments across New Jersey.
In New Jersey, heroin distribution is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5. The penalties for distribution of heroin vary, depending on the amount of heroin. If Mr. Davieau is convicted of intending to distribute more than five (5) ounces of heroin, the charge could be classified as a first degree felony. If that happens, Mr. Davieau may face a term of imprisonment of up to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Mr. Davieau was arrested and taken to the Morris County Jail. He was released after posting bail.
The difference between possession of heroin charges and possession with intent to distribution heroin charges is extreme. A possession charge would not usually lead to jail time, depending on the defendant’s record. However, a distribution of heroin charge, even for a first time offender, can often lead to jail.
It is imperative that you hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer from Morris County to fight your Morristown heroin charges. We would examine all aspects of the case including any potential illegal search issues which could invalidate the State’s case entirely.
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For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Accused Heroin Dealer Steps Down from N.J. Company That Sold Equipment to Law Enforcement.“