MANCHESTER – A Manchester man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for cocaine distribution, announced Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.
On Friday, January 10, 2020, 35-year old Darnell Williams was sentenced for Possession of Cocaine in an Amount Greater than Five Ounces with Intent to Distribute. Williams also received a six year period of parole ineligibility. Williams pled guilty to this charge on November 15, 2019.
On March 18, 2019, members of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force and the Manchester Township Police Department executed at a motor vehicle stop in the area of Route 571 and Route 70 in Manchester. At the same time, Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force Detectives and members of the Ocean County Regional SWAT Team, along with officers from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit and the Manchester Police Department, were executing a no-knock search warrant at a Manchester residence. Both searches yielded significant amounts of cocaine and heroin and approximately $5,400 in cash.
Williams was also sentenced on the following unrelated matters:
- Theft by Deception and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, for which Williams was sentenced to three years
- Distribution of Cocaine, for which Williams was sentenced to three years
- Operating a Motor Vehicle During a Period of License Suspension for a Second or Subsequent DUI, for which Williams was sentenced to eighteen months.
All sentences will run concurrently.