Until recently, New Jersey desis generally stayed away from drugs.
NJ desis neither consumed drugs nor did they peddle drugs.
Drugs was something that only Americans did, never our people, right?
Alas, times are changing.
In a second incident in the last two months, New Jersey police have arrested two desis on drugs related charges.
Desis Arrested in Lodi
The Lodi Police Department’s Narcotics Unit arrested Jatinder Singh (26) of Mahwah and Jagdeep Kaur (22) of Lodi on Friday, February 12, 2016 after finding marijuana bags in their car.
Jatinder Singh (Mahwah) & Jagdeep Kaur (Lodi)
Singh and Kaur were sitting in “a suspicious vehicle with the taillights illuminated parked by the gazebo on the dead end of Keasler Avenue” in Lodi on Friday evening at 7:23PM.
Singh was charged with possession with intent to distribute control dangerous substance (CDS), possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a park, possession with the intent to distribute within a school zone, and possession of CDS.
Singh was released on his own recognizance.
Jagdeep Kaur was charged with possession of a CDS.
Kaur was released on a summons pending a court appearance.
Singh and Kaur must be presumed innocent until and unless a court finds them guilty.