MONMOUTH COUNTY – A Monmouth County man was sentenced to 12 years in prison on drugs and firearms charges, announced US Attorney Craig Carpenito.
On Nov. 12, 34-year old Jeramie Harris of Asbury Park was sentenced before Chief U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson. Harris previously pleaded guilty to one count of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, one count of possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, Harris was part of a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigation into a drug trafficking organization known to traffic heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine in Monmouth and Ocean counties.
Harris was arrested on May 1, 2019 at his residence, which also served as a drug mill/stash house used to store and package narcotics.
Police found a large kilogram press and narcotics packaging materials in his vehicle; as well as a bag containing a Röhm Gesellschaft .22 caliber six-shot revolver containing six rounds of ammunition, a metal spoon, and clear zip-lock baggies, a second kilogram press, rubber bands, a digital scale, and a bundle of heroin. In a drawer in the kitchen area, police also found a clear bag containing approximately 25 grams of cocaine.
Harris was sentenced to 144 months in prison and five years of supervised release.