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Asbury Park Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Cocaine to Undercover Cop

Freehold Township

By: Najla Alexander

Authorities in Monmouth County announced that an Asbury Park man pleaded guilty to distribution in connection with the sale of narcotics to an undercover officer multiple times.AdMonmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago stated that on Monday, November 6, Tyheim McGhee, 28, of Asbury Park, pleaded guilty to distribution of over ½ ounce of cocaine and Possession of over 5 ounces of cocaine with the intent to Distribute before the Honorable Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Jill O’Malley.

Officials stated as a result of his plea, McGhee faces 12 years in a New Jersey State Prison when he is sentenced on January 26, 2024.

The guilty plea stems from a cooperative investigation involving detectives from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Gang Task Force and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force in February and March 2023, officials say.

AdAuthorities say during the investigation, McGhee sold a total of over a ½ ounce of cocaine to an undercover officer on four separate occasions.

The investigation culminated when members of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics and Criminal Enterprise Unit, Monmouth County Sheriff’s Department, and Asbury Park Police Department executed a search warrant on McGhee’s Borden Avenue residence on March 24, 2023, officials said.

According to officials, during the search, police recovered over 5 ounces of cocaine as well as paraphernalia used in the distribution of narcotics.