Chambersburg NJ Man Arrested in Raid, Detectives Seize Shotgun, Cocaine, Heroin, Prescription Pills

By Travis Tormey posted in Weapons Offenses on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Last week, in a raid on Taareef Robinson’s home in Chambersburg NJ, detectives seized a slew of controlled dangerous substances as well as a shotgun.

Detectives from the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office had been investigating Mr. Robinson for the past month. Authorities believed that Mr. Robinson had been distributing drugs from his home on the 400 block of Elmer Street in Chambersburg, New Jersey.

Among the substances confiscated during the search were cocaine in its crack and powder forms, marijuana, and prescription painkillers. Detectives and county sheriff’s officers found marijuana in a plastic bag on the kitchen table, next to a digital scale. Detectives also found 43 Percocet pills in a dining room cabinet, 47 Xanax pills in the bedroom, and a shotgun in the laundry room. The shotgun was reportedly an Ithaca pump-action type, for which shells were found. Additionally, Mr. Robinson was found to be carrying 10 grams of power cocaine, 10 grams of crack cocaine, 67 decks of heroin, and one (1) oxycodone pill. Prosecutors estimated the street value of the seized drugs to be $3,325.00.

As a result of the raid, Mr. Robinson currently faces drug charges and weapons possession charges.

In New Jersey, the penalties for unlawful possession of a shotgun are set forth in N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(c). If Mr. Robinson is convicted of third degree unlawful possession of a shotgun, he could be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of up to five (5) years in New Jersey State Prison. Additionally, Mr. Robinson could be subject to sentencing under the Graves Act, meaning that he would face enhanced penalties as well as an enhanced period of parole ineligibility.

For more information about this case, read the article entitled “Prescription Pills, Cocaine, Shotgun Seized During Trenton Raid, Prosecutor’s Office Says.”


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