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Jersey City Man Sentenced for Possession, Intent to Distribute Cocaine

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Jersey City

By: Yuritza Arroyo

Federal authorities announced a Hudson County man was sentenced to 51 months in prison for conspiring to distribute and possessing with intent to distribute cocaine.

According to federal officials, Jerome Powell, 43, of Jersey City, previously pleaded guilty to a superseding information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Officials say the sentence was imposed by videoconference on Jan. 10, 2023.

According to the documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

From August 2019 through Feb. 2, 2020, Powell and others agreed to possess and distribute narcotics in Jersey City.

According to authorities, upon his arrest, Powell had 400 vials of cocaine in his pocket.

In addition to the prison term, Powell was sentenced to three years of supervised release.