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Judge Sentences Morris County Drug Dealer to 20 Years in Prison

By rlsmetro on
Morris County

A judge in Morris County sentenced Ismael Lorenzo, Jr., 36, formerly of Victory Gardens, to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison Thursday. 

According to officials, on  July 28, 2022, a Morris County jury returned a verdict finding Lorenzo, Jr., guilty of the following crimes:

Possession of a Weapon While Committing Certain Drug Crimes, Money Laundering, Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Dangerous Substances, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon.

Officials said these crimes occurred in December 2019 in the Borough of Victory Gardens.

Criminal Judge Stephen J. Taylor imposed an aggregate sentence of 20 years in New Jersey State Prison.

The defendant will be ineligible for parole for the first five years of the sentence.

Officials said as part of this aggregate sentence, the defendant must serve a consecutive sentence of five years in prison on the Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance and a 5-year consecutive sentence on the Money Laundering count.