Toms River Man Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Possession

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that Jarian Adams, 40, of Toms River, pled guilty today to Possession of Cocaine in an Amount Greater than One-Half Ounce with Intent to Distribute in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5a(1) and N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(2), before the Honorable Guy P. Ryan, J.S.C.

According to Toms river officials, at the time of sentencing on April 17, 2020, the State will recommend that Adams be sentenced to eight years New Jersey State Prison (NJSP) with a forty-eight month period of parole ineligibility.

Officials say on July 20, 2018, members of the Barnegat Township Police executed a lawful stop on a motor vehicle being operated by Adams, who was observed by the police to have committed various motor vehicle infractions.

During the course of the stop, Adams was found to be in possession of a significant amount of Cocaine – indicative of distribution purposes. He was arrested and charged accordingly officials said in a statement.

Additionally, Adams pled guilty today to unrelated charges of Possession of Cocaine in an Amount Less than One-Half Ounce with Intent to Distribute in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5a(1) and N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(3), as well as Possession of Oxycodone Without a Valid Prescription in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1).

The State will be seeking a sentence of three years NJSP as to each charge.

All sentences are to run concurrently.