Ocean County Man Pleads Guilty To Drugs, Weapons Charges

Sherod Coleman (Photo courtesy Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)

  LAKEWOOD – A Lakewood man has plead guilty to narcotics and weapons charges after a motor vehicle stop discovered fentanyl and a handgun in his possession, announced Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.

  Sherod Coleman, 35, pleaded guilty on Sept. 16, to Possession with the Intent to Distribute Fentanyl as well as being a Certain Person Not to Have Weapons.

  Coleman is facing a recommended seven years in state prison, a 42 month period of parole ineligibility on the fentanyl charge, as well as a concurrent sentence of five years with no parole eligibility on the weapons charge. 

  Sentencing is scheduled for January 31, 2020.

  On Sept. 2, police arrested Coleman after a motor vehicle stop in Lakewood. The stop was the result of an ongoing investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force into illegal drug activity in the Lakewood area. The stop found a significant amount of fentanyl and a handgun with a high capacity magazine in Coleman’s possession.