DOCKET NO. A-2035-21.

296 A.3d 521 (2023)

476 N.J. Super. 1

STATE of New Jersey, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. Terrance L. JOHNSON, a/k/a Malcom Pierce, Defendant-Appellant.

Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.

Decided June 6, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Tamar Y. Lerer , Assistant Deputy Public Defender, argued the cause for appellant ( Joseph E. Krakora , Public Defender, attorney; Tamar Y. Lerer and Austin J. Howard , Assistant Deputy Public Defender, of counsel and on the briefs).

Frank J. Ducoat , Special Deputy Attorney General/Acting Assistant Prosecutor, argued the cause for respondent ( Theodore N. Stephens II , Acting Essex County Prosecutor, attorney; Lucille M. Rosano , Special Deputy Attorney General/Acting Assistant Prosecutor, on the brief).

Before Judges Geiger, Susswein and Berdote Byrne.

The opinion of the court was delivered by

Defendant Terrance L. Johnson appeals from his guilty plea convictions for unlawful possession of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) with intent to distribute. He contends the trial court erred in denying his motion to suppress heroin and cocaine seized by police during an investigative...


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