Connect with us

Police, Fire & Courts

Brick Man Who Had Stocks of Drugs, Arsenal of Weapons Sentenced to 15-Year Prison Term

Henry Burns, 56, of Brick Township (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

Henry Burns, 56, of Brick Township (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

A Brick Township man will spend the next 15 years in New Jersey state prison for weapons offenses and drug distribution, a court ruled this week.

Superior Court Judge Kenneth T. Palmer handed down the sentence to Henry Burns, 56, of Brick Township, on Friday.

According to prosecutors, Burns was utilizing a residence in Brick as well as a storefront in Asbury Park to store and distribute cocaine. In early April 2023, detectives from a number of law enforcement agencies established surveillance on Burns’ residence and store front. On May 17, 2023, detectives “observed Burns leave the residence and travel to a business in Red Bank.”

Get Brick News Updates Daily
Your email address:*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force subsequently approached Burns and took him into custody without incident. Court-authorized search warrants were executed at his home and the store and, as a result, detectives seized various amounts of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, oxycodone, naproxen, alprazolam, ten handguns, high- capacity ammunition magazines, multiple rounds of ammunition, and approximately $8,000 in United States Currency – all from the Brick residence, the address of which was not disclosed.

Burns was transported to the Ocean County Jail, where he has been lodged since his apprehension.

Burns pleaded guilty in January to charges of cocaine distribution and possessing a weapon in violation of a court order excluding him from possessing a weapon.

Click to comment