Palisades Park, NJ Man Sentenced to Drug Court for Selling Crystal Meth
A Palisades Park, NJ man has been sentenced to five years in the Somerset County drug court program.
The 33-year-old defendant had been arrested for selling crystal meth out of his home in Bound Brook, NJ. He pleaded guilty to related drug offenses in January. In exchange for his guilty plea, the defendant was sentenced to a probationary term in the drug court program.
As a result of his entry into the drug court program, the defendant will be required to make regular court appearances, undergo drug treatment, and make himself available for frequent and random drug testing.
The defendant was arrested after NJ State Police conducted surveillance outside his home. They saw him delivering a blue soap dish containing meth and a bottle of Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) to a car parked outside his residence. Police eventually seized 36 ounces of GHB, more than four ounces of crystal meth, assorted drug paraphernalia, and more than $4,000 in cash from the defendant’s home.
The defendant previously served as a vice principal at Elizabeth Avenue School in Franklin Township, NJ. He resigned from his position after being charged with a separate offense for possession of meth in Hunterdon County. According to his attorney, he expects to receive probation for that charge. The defendant’s attorney said that he believes his client is on the “right track” toward rehabilitation.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Ex-Franklin School Administrator Joins Drug Court for Dealing Meth from Bound Brook Home.”