Matawan Man Held On Heroin Possession and Distribution Charges

A 29-year old Matawan man is being held at the county jail on $170,000 bail on charges of heroin possession and distribution. 

Jason L. Lawrence, 29, of Broad Street was arrested on Tuesday on charges he was in possession of three "bundles" or 30 wax folds of heroin stamped "Faded Blue Wings." 

Police also charged Lawrence with heroin offenses dating back to August 5 and August 8 of 2013. 

For those dates, Lawrence was charged with two counts of heroin possession, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, distribution of heroin, distribution of heroin within 500 feet of the Matawan Public Library on Main Street, and possession with intent to distribute heroin within 500 feet of the public library. 

The offenses related to being within a public library are considered second degree crimes. Defendants convicted of second degree crimes face a potential penalty of 5-10 year term of incarceration. 

An arrest is not a conviction and every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt at court. 



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