Trenton Prez Council Brother Caught With Crack 4 Years After Obtaining Clemency | New
TRENTON – Let’s come back to it again.
Joseph McBride, brother of board chairman Kathy McBride, who obtained presidential clemency in a separate drug case a few years ago, was arrested this month after cops in Trenton halted a drug deal on April 15, according to the files obtained by The Trentonian.
McBride, 58, of Block 600 of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, is free on bail and faces six counts of drug trafficking, including possession with intent to distribute within 500 feet of Fountain Park .
According to a probable cause affidavit, McBride was found with heroin, crack and promethazine, which are prescribed to treat motion sickness or allergies but, when mixed with codeine, are used to make the drink “sizzle”.
Cops said promethazine, discovered in the center console of McBride’s vehicle, had been prescribed for Jacqueline Alexander.
He had about 25 grams of crack and glass bags of drugs, according to records.
McBride’s arrest comes four years after then-President Barack Obama commuted his federal drug trafficking sentence in one case outside of Florida.
He was sentenced on July 12, 2002 and released in January 2019, on condition that he enrolled in a drug treatment program, according to court records.
He was serving 25 years behind bars and a further 10 years on supervised release for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and carried a firearm in connection with a crime of drug trafficking .
A Florida federal judge transferred federal oversight from McBride to New Jersey in January, court records show.
McBride, reached by phone Tuesday, said he would call his lawyer to see if he wanted to comment on the state’s pending new drug charges.
Her lawyer did not respond to an SMS asking for comment, nor did her sister, the sitting council chair.
Detectives from the Trenton Police Rapid Response Unit for Violent Crime said they halted a drug deal while patrolling Wayne and Martin Luther King Jr. avenues, in what they said. described as a well-known drug corridor.
Cops said they saw a woman lean into Joseph McBride’s Toyota Camry as it was double parked on the 600 block of the MLK.
The woman was “surprised” when she saw the cops and left as McBride walked away, the affidavit states.
McBride nervously tried to get out of the car during the stop and was “confrontational” when police requested his driver’s records, according to the records.
McBride was searched for weapons after a detective noticed a bulge in his pants.
While being patted, McBride reached into his jacket pocket and tried to turn around.
He was secured and found with a brick of drugs in his jacket, along with more drugs and an unspecified sum of money, according to records.