Caldwell, NJ Council Candidate Faces Drug Charges
A write-in candidate for a council seat in Caldwell, NJ dropped out of the race recently right before being indicted for drug possession charges. Stephen Modica received more than 60 write-in votes in the recent race, before dropping out of the race. Two days later, police responded to a burglar alarm at Modica’s house and found a bong and several grams of marijuana inside the residence. Modica was charged with having less than 50 grams of marijuana, and for possession within 1000 feet of a school. In total, he has been charged with two misdemeanors.
Interestingly enough, criminal background checks are not performed on candidates for council elections, including Modica. Though he received some votes in the election, and might have gone on to a promising political career, Modica’s career is most likely over after this scandal. Though some people think that marijuana is a harmless drug, Modica’s case is a vivid example of the damages that the drug can do to a person’s life. If you think you might have a problem with your marijuana usage, you should address it before it gets you in trouble—or worse.
Though marijuana is not physically addictive, it is possible to be psychologically addicted to it. If you think you might have a problem with pot, you should seek help. Thankfully, there is good help out there. Medications and cognitive-behavioral therapy have proven to be effective in treating drug dependence. It’s very important to find the right treatment center, that’s why at Seabrook House, we customize our treatment plans to individual patient’s needs, so you know the help you’re getting is right for you or a loved one. Seabrook House has rehabilitation centers in New Jersey (NJ), Pennsylvania (PA), and an outpatient center in New York (NY). Contact Seabrook House today for any questions about drugs, addiction, and treatment.