A Newark NJ man is going to prison after pleading guilty to very serious drug crimes and weapons offenses in Parsippany, New Jersey.
The 25-year-old Newark suspect entered his guilty pleas in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, NJ. Now the suspect has been sentenced to prison time.
According to officials, the suspect was stopped by Parsippany police in March 2014 and found in possession of a handgun, as well as non-prescription oxycodone painkillers.
The suspect was charged with multiple crimes, including illegal possession of a handgun, a certain persons offense, and prescription drug possession. The certain person offense stemmed from the fact that the suspect was reportedly a convicted felon who was not allowed to be in possession of a handgun.
The suspect recently received a very serious penalty for his offenses when a Morris County superior court judge sentenced him to a term of 7 years in New Jersey State Prison. Technically, the suspect was sentenced to separate terms of incarceration for each crime; however, the sentences will run concurrently.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Newark Man Sentenced on Gun, Drug Charges.”