By: Yuritza Arroyo
Atlantic County authorities sentenced a man for his intent to distribute crystal meth.
According to Atlantic City officials, on December 5, Richard Mallinson, 54, of Mount Holly, was sentenced in Atlantic County Superior Court to a term of seven years New Jersey State Prison after pleading guilty to First Degree Possession of CDS with the Intent to Distribute.
Officials say, this resulted from an investigation conducted by the Atlantic County HIDTA Task Force with the assistance of the Somers Point Police Department, Absecon Police Department, and Linwood Police Department K9 Unit.
On March 23, 2021, members of the Atlantic County HIDTA Task Force received information that Mallinson was in possession of a large amount of crystal methamphetamine.
On the same day, detectives encountered Mallinson at the Days Inn hotel located in Absecon.
According to detectives, searches were then conducted at Mallinson’s Days Inn hotel room, Hard Rock hotel room in Atlantic City, and his vehicle.
Detectives recovered over one pound of crystal methamphetamine in total from the locations.