Ocean County Man Sentenced For Dealing Cocaine

Jason Vella (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)

  TOMS RIVER – A Township man was sentenced to 15 months in prison and three years of supervised release for dealing cocaine out of his home.

  Jason Vella, 39, of Toms River had been arrested on September 19, 2019. Investigators had a search warrant for his home and they found 150 grams of cocaine, drug paraphernalia, $2,295 in cash and pieces of jewelry. He had previously pled guilty to one charge of drug possession with the intent to distribute.

  Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig thanked the members of the FBI’s Organized Crime Task Force under the direction of Special Agent in Charge George M. Crouch Jr. in Newark; and investigators from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer, with the investigation.