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Jersey City Man Convicted for Cocaine Distribution

Jersey City

By: Richard L. Smith 

A Jersey City man was convicted today on a charge of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.NinosAccoridng to a statement released by federal officials, Jamil King, 32, was found guilty after a two-day trial before U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas in Newark federal court.

The jury deliberated for two hours before delivering the guilty verdict.

According to documents filed in the case and evidence presented at trial, King is a high-ranking member of the Jersey City neighborhood street gang known as Parkside.

Law enforcement officials obtained a search warrant for King’s residence and executed it on the evening of July 8, 2022.

Upon arrival, King attempted to flee, but officers recovered approximately 50 grams of cocaine from a pair of sweatpants found inside the apartment.

The sweatpants contained King’s DNA and matched the sweatshirt he was wearing that night.

King faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for October 23, 2024.