Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on February 14th, Carlos Sanchez, 40, of Brick Township, pled guilty to Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(2) before the Honorable Rochelle Gizinski, J.S.C.
Officials say at the time of sentencing on June 19, 2020, the State will be recommending that Sanchez be sentenced to nine years New Jersey State Prison with a fifty-four month period of parole ineligibility.
An investigation into narcotics distribution in the Brick Township area was conducted by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force and United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) over the course of several weeks in early 2016.
Based upon this investigation, a search warrant was obtained for a residence in Brick occupied by Sanchez.
According to officials, on February 4, 2016, members of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, DEA Regional SWAT Team, and Brick Township Police Department executed the search warrant at Sanchez’ residence.
As a consequence, law enforcement were able to locate and seize approximately 133 grams of Cocaine, nearly 200 grams of Butylone, a quantity of Oxycodone pills, a small amount of Marijuana, and approximately $32,000 in cash.
Sanchez was arrested and charged at that time.