By: Najla Alexander
Authorities in Atlantic County reported that on Tuesday, October 3, Kelvin Nixon, 60, of Pleasantville, pleaded guilty before the Honorable Pamela D’Arcy, J.S.C., to narcotics and weapons offenses.
Atlantic County officials stated the charges consisted of first-degree possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and second-degree certain persons not to possess a weapon.
Under the terms of his guilty plea, officials stated, Nixon is expected to be sentenced to an aggregate term of 10 years in New Jersey State Prison with a five-year parole ineligibility period.
According to officials, on December 18, 2022, a search warrant was executed on one of Nixon’s vehicles in Atlantic City.
Detectives located approximately 1.6 pounds (3/4 of a kilo) of cocaine packaged in individual glass jars, a Smith & Wesson, a.38 Special Revolver handgun, and 40 .38 Special hollow point rounds of ammunition, authorities say.
Officials said on December 19, 2022, a no-knock search warrant was executed at Nixon’s residence in Pleasantville, at which time Kelvin Nixon was taken into custody.
Upon searching his residence, detectives located approximately 38 glass jars containing marijuana, an Itadel 12-gauge shotgun, a Taurus G2C 9mm handgun, an American Tactical Model GSG Firefly.22 caliber handgun, rounds of ammunition, and several ammunition magazines, officials say.
In addition, two digital scales were located in a detached garage and $815.00 in US currency, and officials said a later search of Nixon’s van was conducted.
According to officials, detectives located black duffle bags, which contained one glass jar marked WW, containing two bags of cocaine, one box of sandwich bags, a digital scale, and ten boxes of THC cartridges with ten cartridges in each box for a total of 100 cartridges.
Following his guilty plea, Nixon asked to be released from the Atlantic County Justice Facility pending his sentencing, officials said.
Officials say the State opposed that request and Judge D’Arcy agreed that Nixon should remain incarcerated pending the sentence, which is expected to occur on November 13, 2023.