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NJ Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute

Mays Landing

By: Najla Alexander 

Authorities in Atlantic County announced that on Thursday, November 16, Juan Rodriguez-Gomez, 40, of Mays Landing, pleaded guilty before the Honorable Dorothy Garrabrant, J.S.C., to third-degree possession of narcotics with the intent to distribute in exchange for a recommended sentence of three years New Jersey State Prison.AdOfficials stated that on November 20, 2020, a search warrant was executed at a residence in Mays Landing.

At that address, the resident, Juan Rodriguez-Gomez, was found with a variety of contraband, officials said.

As the search warrant execution continued, officials say, law enforcement conducted a search of a nearby vehicle belonging to Rodriguez-Gomez.

According to officials, law enforcement located a variety of narcotics, including: 29 grams of crack cocaine, five grams of crystal methamphetamine, numerous pills of Oxycodone, as well as a digital scale.

Authorities say Rodriguez-Gomez was released pending sentencing over the State’s objection.

Sentencing for the matter will be on February 8, 2024, officials said.