A Dover NJ man has been sentenced to almost a decade behind bars for distributing cocaine out of his residence.
The suspect is a 41-year-old man from Dover, New Jersey. He was arrested in summer 2016 after Dover police officers allegedly found him in possession of a large amount of crack cocaine.
According to Morris County prosecutors, the suspect sold crack cocaine out of his home on Parker Street in Dover, NJ. Moreover, the suspect reportedly manufactured the crack cocaine.
Law enforcement officers with both the Dover Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit and Narcotics Task Force arrested the suspect and charged him with several drug offenses, including possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
The suspect eventually reached a plea deal with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and avoided trial in the drug crime case. Now the suspect has been formally sentenced on the drug offense charges: a Morris County Superior Court judge sentenced him to nine years in New Jersey State Prison. The suspect will have to serve at least 50 months in prison before he becomes eligible for release on parole.
One factor in the suspect’s harsh sentence may have been the fact that he had previously been admitted to the Morris County Drug Court program. In fact, the suspect was reportedly participating in the alternative sentencing program – which focuses on rehabilitation and recovery for drug addicts – when he was arrested for distributing crack cocaine in Dover.
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For additional information about this case, read the DailyRecord.com article, “Dover Man Gets Nine Years’ Prison for Crack Cocaine Business.”