BRICK – Separate arrests and a search of a house led to drug and weapon charges for a Brick Township man.
Jahmal Jones, 34, 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, police said.
The State will be seeking seven years in a New Jersey State Prison with a 42-month period of parole ineligibility for the drug charge, in addition to 5 years with no parole for the firearms charge.
After a two month investigation in 2018, detectives executed search warrants on his home and vehicle. They seized a “significant amount” of marijuana, drug paraphernalia used for distribution, $3,800 in cash, and a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber handgun.
Jones was also arrested twice in January of 2019 by Barnegat and Lakewood police for dealing marijuana. The State is seeking 3 years in prison for each of these charges, too.
Ocean County First Assistant Prosecutor Michael T. Nolan Jr. thanked Senior Assistant Prosecutor Jamie Schron and Assistant Prosecutor Stephen Burke who handled these cases on behalf of the State, as well as the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, Brick Township Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit, Barnegat Township Police Department Crime Reduction Unit, and Lakewood Township Police Department Street Crimes Unit for their combined efforts in securing these guilty pleas.