A Morristown New Jersey man has been sentenced to several years in NJ State Prison after pleading guilty to distribution of cocaine charges in Morris County, NJ.
According to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect had a major role an illegal drug trafficking network that sold drugs throughout Morris County, NJ, including Morristown, Dover, and Victory Gardens.
Law enforcement started an investigation into the drug network in January 2016 and soon determined that the suspect, as well as his brother, were purchasing illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine in Passaic County and then selling the narcotics in Morris County.
It wasn’t until March 2016 that police conducted drug raids and arrested 25 individuals. During the raids, Morris County police reportedly seized 1,400 folds of heroin, 55 grams of cocaine, several motor vehicles, and a large amount of cash.
The suspect is a 51-year-old male from Morristown, New Jersey. He was charged with numerous drug offenses, including possession with intent to distribute cocaine, heroin distribution, and conspiracy.
Sometime after being placed under arrest and charged with the very serious drug crime charges, the suspect pleaded guilty to distributing cocaine.
The suspect will now spend the next few years in New Jersey State Prison. He recently made an appearance in Morris County Superior Court, which is located in Morristown, and heard the superior court sentence him to eight years behind bars. The minimum term of incarceration for the suspect will be four years – that’s the point at which he will potentially become eligible for release on parole.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Member of Alleged Morris Co. Drug Ring Gets 8 Years.”