TOMS RIVER – A Newark man has been sentenced to nine years in state prison following his arrest for heroin distribution in the Toms River area back in 2017, announced Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.
On November 18, 35-year old Orric Mitchell was sentenced to a term of nine years with a forty-eight month period of parole ineligibility. Mitchell was found guilty on September 19, 2019 of Distribution of Heroin, Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute in and Possession of Heroin.
On June 20, 2017, Toms River Police’s Special Enforcement Team observed Mitchell leaving a motel on Route 37 and head to the 7-Eleven on the corner of Route 37 and Fischer Boulevard. Prior investigation revealed that Mitchell distributed a quantity of heroin to another individual at that location.
Police later arrested Mitchell at the motel, where an additional 145 wax folds of heroin were recovered from his room.
Prosecutor Billhimer acknowledged the diligence of Assistant Prosecutors Ashley Angelo and Victoria Veni; as well as Detective Taryn Schwartz of the Ocean County Prosecutors Office, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, Toms River Township Police Department Special Enforcement Team, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit for their combined investigative efforts.