A 52-year-old Bronx man recently pleaded guilty to a drug charge in connection with an alleged drug network which sold cocaine throughout New Jersey and New York.
The suspect was one of 15 people who were arrested earlier this year as authorities wrapped up an investigation into the suspected drug ring. The investigation began when a Morristown Bureau of Police patrolman acquired intelligence about the alleged drug operation. The Morristown Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force followed up by forming a multi-agency task force to investigate operation.
At the time of the arrests, police reportedly seized a large quantity of drugs, including more than 930 grams of cocaine with a street value of nearly $100,000, 4 pounds of marijuana, and more than $7,000 in cash.
According to prosecutors, the suspect imported large quantities of cocaine and then sold the drugs to street-level dealers in Bergen County, Union County, Hudson County, and Passaic County. The suspect also allegedly sold the imported cocaine to dealers in New York City.
The suspect eventually pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine. According to prosecutors, the charge is related to the suspect’s arrest in Montville NJ, where the drug conspiracy was allegedly centered.
The plea deal calls for prosecutors to recommend a sentence of 12 years in NJ State Prison. Moreover, the suspect will face possible deportation upon his release from prison.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Drug Network of Older Suspects: 52-Year-Old near Top of Chart Pleads Guilty.”