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Drug Dealer Who Targeted Ocean County Sentenced to Prison Term

David Jones (Photo: OCPO)

David Jones (Photo: OCPO)

A drug distributor who sold heroin and cocaine in Ocean County, and two others, has been sentenced to an 8 and-a-half year prison term.

David Jones, 45, of Cranbury, was sentenced Nov. 1 by Superior Court Judge Rochelle Gizinski, following his guilty plea in September on charges of possession with intent to distribute heroin and conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine. Sentences for each crime will run concurrently.

According to prosecutors, Jones was arrested and charged on Feb. 26, 2019 following a nearly two-month long investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force into illegal drug activity in the Ocean, Monmouth, and Mercer County areas. Search warrants were executed on that date at an apartment in East Windsor as well as two motor vehicles.  Execution of those search warrants led to the discovery of evidence revealing that Jones was in possession of illegal narcotics for purposes of distribution in the tri-county area.

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Agencies involved in the investigation included: the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, Mercer County Criminal Investigations Unit, Mercer County Tactical Response Team, Mercer County Sheriff’s Department, Mercer County Special Investigations Unit, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and Ocean County Corrections Department.