Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that David Jones, 45, of Cranbury, was sentenced on November 1, 2019 by the Honorable Rochelle Gizinski, J.S.C., to a term of eight-and-one-half years in New Jersey State Prison with a fifty-one month period of parole ineligibility for Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5a(1) and N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(2). Jones was also sentenced by Judge Gizinski to three years in New Jersey State Prison for Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine with Intent to Distribute in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2 and N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5a(1). The sentences will run concurrently. Jones pleaded guilty to the charges before Judge Gizinski on September 13, 2019.
Jones was arrested and charged on February 26, 2019 following 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. Search warrants were executed on that date at an apartment in East Windsor as well as two motor vehicles. Execution of those search warrants led to the discovery of 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.