Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that David Jones, 45, of Cranbury, was sentenced on November 1, by the Honorable Rochelle Gizinski, J.S.C., to a term of eight-and-one-half years in New Jersey State Prison with a fifty-one month period of parole ineligibility for Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5a(1) and N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(2).
Ocean County official said Jones was also sentenced by Judge Gizinski to three years in New Jersey State Prison for Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine with Intent to Distribute in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2 and N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5a(1).
The sentences will run concurrently. Officials say Jones pleaded guilty to the charges before Judge Gizinski on September 13th.
According to authorities, Jones was arrested and charged on February 26, following a nearly two-month long investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force into illegal drug activity in the Ocean, Monmouth, and Mercer County areas.
Search warrants were executed on that date at an apartment in East Windsor as well as two motor vehicles. Execution of those search warrants led to the discovery of evidence revealing that Jones was in possession of illegal narcotics for purposes of distribution in the tri-County area.