A Budd Lake NJ man was arrested by Mount Olive NJ police and charged with cocaine distribution.
According to a press release issued by the Mount Olive Police Department, the Mount Olive Police Investigations Division received a tip about cocaine sales at the Budd Lake home of 36-year-old Quinten Jimmerson.
At the culmination of a month-long investigation into Mr. Jimmerson, police executed a search warrant to enter Mr. Jimmerson’s house. Inside the house, police allegedly found 22 grams of cocaine, a digital scale, and paraphernalia used to package cocaine.
Mr. Jimmerson faces charges for possession of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In New Jersey, cocaine manufacturing, distributing, and dispensing are governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5. According to the statute, distribution of more than one-half ounce of cocaine is a second degree criminal offense. In this case, if Mr. Jimmerson is convicted of second degree intent to distribute cocaine, he could be sentenced to as many as 10 years in NJ State Prison.
After being arrested, Mr. Jimmerson was taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility and held there in lieu of $50,000 bail.
To learn more about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Police Bust Budd Lake Man on Cocaine Distribution Charges After Month-Long Investigation.“