Brick man pleads guilty to dealing marijuana
A Brick Township man has plead guilty to dealing marijuana and is facing a possible three years in state prison when sentenced.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer announced that Solomon Cobbs, 24, of Brick, pled guilty Wednesday to Distribution of Marijuana in a Quantity Greater than One Ounce but Less than Five Pounds in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(11), and Possession of a Defaced Firearm in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-3d, before the Honorable Linda Baxter, J.S.C.
At the time of his sentencing on May 13, 2020, the State will be seeking a term of three years New Jersey State Prison on the Drug Distribution Charge, as well as a term of eighteen months NJSP without parole on the Firearm Charge.
The sentences would run concurrently.
During the course of a three-month investigation into drug activity in the Brick Township area last spring Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force and BTPD identified a residence in Brick as being used to store and distribute Marijuana.
On June 17, 2019, Detectives were granted a search warrant for Cobbs’ residence and motor vehicle.
The following day, Brick Detectives performed a stop of Cobbs’ vehicle which resulted in the seizure of approximately 125 grams of Marijuana.
A search of Cobbs’ residence led to the discovery of an additional 160 grams of Marijuana packaged for resale, more than $2,000.00 in cash along with a .40 caliber handgun with a defaced serial number.
Cobbs was charged accordingly and taken into custody.
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