Ocean County authorities announced that Andrew Bradley, 22, of Lacey Township, pled guilty before the Honorable Guy P. Ryan, J.S.C., to Maintaining a Controlled Dangerous Substance Production Facility.
Officials said at the time of his sentencing on April 1, 2022, the State will seek a term of ten years New Jersey State Prison.
An investigation conducted by the Lacey Township Police Department Detective Bureau between 2017 and 2020 determined that Bradley was utilizing a residence in the Forked River section of Lacey Township to store and distribute cocaine and marijuana.
As a result, Detectives from the Lacey Township Police Department performed a motor vehicle stop on Bradley’s vehicle in Lacey Township on October 1, 2021, at which time Bradley was detained.
Lacey Township Detectives – with the assistance of the Stafford Township Police Department K-9 Unit – thereafter executed court-authorized search warrants on Bradley’s vehicle and residence.
As a result, Detectives seized quantities of cocaine, psilocybin mushrooms, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), dimethyltryptamine (DMT), marijuana including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), drug paraphernalia, and equipment and supplies indicative of manufacturing and distributing cocaine, from Bradley’s residence.
Bradley was taken into custody and transported to the Ocean County Jail, and later released as a consequence of New Jersey Bail Reform.