A Toms River has admitted via a guilty plea to dealing heroin, cocaine and marijuana that he stashed at homes in the township and in Lakewood.

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer announced that Xavier Nelson, 29, plead guilty to Distribution of Heroin in violation of N.J.S.A.2C:35-5a and N.J.S.A.2C:35-5b(2), before the Honorable Guy P. Ryan, J.S.C.

The State will be recommending a sentence of six years in New Jersey State Prison with a thirty-six month period of parole ineligibility as well as recommending a sentence of three years in New Jersey State Prison relative to a guilty plea Nelson had previously entered to Conspiracy to Possession of Heroin and Fentanyl with Intent to Distribute in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2 and N.J.S.A.2C:35-5a(1).

Xavier Nelson, 29, of Toms River
Xavier Nelson, 29, of Toms River. (NJ DMV)

The State will recommend that the sentences run concurrently.

Nelson is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Ryan on October 25, 2019.

On December 19, 2018, following an investigation that spanned several months, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force along members of several other law enforcement agencies in Ocean County, executed search warrants at three residences in Toms River and Lakewood.

Law enforcement officers then found the evidence by locating approximately 250 wax folds of Heroin, as well as additional quantities of Cocaine and Marijuana.

The evidence indicated that Nelson possessed these illegal narcotics for distribution purposes and he was then arrested and charged for the crimes.

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