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Wanted: Richard Smith

Smith failed to appear for a pre-arraignment hearing on drug charges.

Richard Smith (Photo provided by the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office)
Richard Smith (Photo provided by the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office)
Richard Smith, 33, of Franklinville, is wanted for failure to appear in Superior Court, Woodbury on March 12, 2014. He was scheduled for a pre-arraignment interview on charges of possession more than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.

The defendant is 5-foot-8, 180 pounds and has hazel eyes and brown hair.  He has a tattoo on his abdomen (reign); a tattoo on the left side of his forehead;  a tattoo on his ankle (BOSP); a tattoo on his left arm  (Gabrielle); and a tattoo on his left shoulder (heart, praying hands). 

On July 18, 2013, a Logan Township police K-9 handler was contacted by a West Deptford police officer to provide assistance following a motor vehicle stop and subsequent investigation.  The Logan officer responded to a towing service yard where the vehicle was impounded.  

The officer’s dog, trained in narcotic detection, reacted near the vehicle’s rear driver’s side quarter-panel.  As a result of the investigation, both occupants of the vehicle, including Smith, were arrested on narcotics charges.

A Gloucester County grand jury indicted Smith on Feb. 26, 2014 on charges of third-degree possession of more than one ounce of marijuana with intent to distribute and fourth-degree possession of marijuana.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the defendant should not attempt to apprehend him. Instead, contact the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at 856-384-5643 or GCPO Lt. Barry Johnson at 856-498-5485.   Anonymous tips can be provided by texting GLOTIP & your message to CRIMES  (274637).       

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