Ocean County Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Distribution

Ocean County offcials announced that Jahmal Jones, 34, of Brick Township, pled guilty to Possession of more than One Ounce of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute as well as being a Certain Person Not to Possess a Firearm before the Honorable Rochelle Gizinski, J.S.C.

Officials said in a statement these charges resulted from an investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force spanning the months of July and August in 2018.

According to Ocean County officials, on August 28, 2018, detectives executed search warrants upon Jones’ residence and vehicle in Brick Township, at which time they seized a significant amount of Marijuana, drug paraphernalia indicative of distribution purposes, $3,800 in cash, and a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber handgun.

These charges arose out of two separate arrests - both in January 2019 - by the Barnegat Township Police Department Crime Reduction Unit and the Lakewood Township Police Department Street Crimes Unit.

The State will be recommending three years NJSP as to each charge, with all sentences to run concurrently.