Ocean County Man Sentenced On Drug & Weapons Charges

Tony Olden (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)

  LAKEWOOD – A Lakewood man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for heroin distribution, announced Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.

  On January 10, 2020, 33-year old Tony Olden was sentenced as the result of a guilty plea to Possession of Heroin in an Amount Greater than One Half-Ounce with Intent to Distribute. Olden was also sentenced to five years with a forty-two month period of parole ineligibility as a result of a guilty plea to Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. The sentences will run concurrently.

  Olden was charged following a three month long investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force and Lakewood Police Department Street Crimes Unit. On August 6, 2019, law enforcement conducted a motor vehicle stop of Olden’s vehicle recovering a substantial amount of heroin as well as a handgun. A search of a Lakewood residence also yielded additional significant amounts of heroin.

  Olden pled guilty to these charges before Judge Gizinski on October 21, 2019.