Man arrested in Henry County wants Supreme Court to hear case


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Posted Online: Feb. 06, 2013, 9:13 pm
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By Lisa Hammer correspondent@qconline.com
CAMBRIDGE — A New Jersey man has filed a petition to have the U.S. Supreme Court hear his case from a 2010 drug arrest in Henry County.

During a phone conference Tuesday, Henry County State's Attorney Terry Patton talked with the attorney for Thomas Brennan, 34, of Bellmawr, N.J.

Mr. Brennan and co-defendant Robert Huckel, 33, also of Bellmawr, were eastbound on Interstate 80 in August 2010 when they were stopped by police and allegedly found with 35 pounds of MDMA, a substance used to make the drug ecstasy, according to records and Mr. Patton.

The men were charged with Class X controlled substance trafficking, with a possible penalty of 30 to 120 years; Class X unlawful possession with intent to deliver, with a penalty of 15 to 60 years; and Class 1 possession of a controlled substance, with a penalty of 10 to 50 years.

Mr. Patton said they now will wait to hear if the Supreme Court will hear Mr. Brennan's case.Their original bail was set at $3 million.




















 




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