Two Ocean County men face 8-years for running a CDS production facility
Two Ocean County men face eight years in prison each after pleading guilty to running a drug production facility that included cocaine, meth and marijuana at homes in Brick and Manchester.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer announced that Jose Quintero-DeJesus, 37, of Brick and Victor Mendoza-Gutierrez, 26, of Manchester each pled guilty to Maintaining a Controlled Dangerous Substance Production Facility and it will be the state looking for the eight year prison term when the sentencing takes place on December 17, 2021.
Their running of the drug facility at the Manchester home came to an end on May 13, 2020 when OCPO Narcotics Strike Force Detectives as well as the Ocean County Regional SWAT Team, Northern Ocean County/Monmouth Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force, Manchester Police Narcotics Enforcement Team, Brick Police Street Crimes Unit, and Brick Police Department Special Emergency Response Team brought search warrants to residences in Brick and Manchester.
This came after Brick Police arrested Quintero-DeJesus at a motor vehicle stop of his 2019 Ford F150.
Mendoza-Gutierrez was arrested at the Manchester residence when the search warrants were executed.
As a result of the investigation and execution of the search warrants, law enforcement located and seized firearms, approximately 1,050 grams of Cocaine, 20 grams of Methamphetamine, a quantity of Marijuana, drug paraphernalia indicative of distribution purposes, a high-end security system, and approximately $30,000 in cash.
Quintero-DeJesus has been in the Ocean County Jail since his arrest while Mendoza-Gutierrez was charged on a summons and then released pending future court appearances.
Prosecutor Billhimer said that Ocean County Assistant Prosecutor Stephen Burke is handling the case on behalf of the State.