New Guilty Plea in Englishtown Drug Store Burglary Case
A second defendant accused of looting an Englishtown pharmacy of thousands of doses of narcotics pleads guilty.
David Mordukhaev, 22, of Brooklyn, today admitted to a federal judge in Trenton his role in the June 2012 burglary of the Union Hill-Supremo Pharmacy.
He risks up to 20 years in prison and fines as high as $1,000,000 for his plea to one county of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and possess oxycodone with intent to distribute.
Mordhukhaev’s sentencing is set for December 3. Co-defendant James Zarbailov accepted a guilty plea in May and is scheduled to be sentenced October 3.
According to information from New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman’s office, Mordukhaev and others filled 17 garbage bags and two cardboard crates with drugs valued at $350,000 - including 3,800 doses of oxycodone, 1,988 doses of methylphenidate, 500 doses of hydromorphone and 300 doses of oxymorphone that’s dispensed under the trade name Opana.
All are Schedule II controlled substances.