OCEAN COUNTY – A Cranbury man was sentenced to prison on Nov. 1 for heroin and cocaine distribution, announced Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.
David Jones, 45, was sentenced to eight-and-one-half years with a 51 month period of parole ineligibility for Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute. Jones was also sentenced to three years for Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine with Intent to Distribute. The sentences will run concurrently.
Jones pleaded guilty to these charges on September 13, 2019.
According to authorities, Jones was arrested and charged after 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.
On Feb. 26, 2019, law enforcement executed search warrants at an apartment in East Windsor as well as two motor vehicles, which yielded evidence revealing that Jones was in possession of illegal narcotics for purposes of distribution in the tri-County area.
Prosecutor Billhimer extends his gratitude to Assistant Prosecutor Stephen Burke and Supervising Assistant Prosecutor William Porter who handled the case on behalf of the State. Prosecutor Billhimer would also like to acknowledge 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 Transportation Department for their collective assistance leading to Jones’ arrest, prosecution, and state prison sentence.