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Toms River Man Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Distribution Charge

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Jarian Adams (Photo: OCPO)
Jarian Adams (Photo: OCPO)

A Toms River man is facing up to eight years in state prison on a charge of possessing cocaine with intent to distribute, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.

Jarian Adams, 40, pled guilty Tuesday to possessing more than a half-ounce of cocaine with intent to distribute, the office said in a statement. At the time of sentencing on April 17, 2020, prosecutors will recommend that Adams be sentenced to eight years New Jersey State Prison with a 48 month period of parole ineligibility.

The case stems from July 20, 2018, when Barnegat Township police stopped a vehicle being operated by Adams, who had been observed by the police to have committed “various motor vehicle infractions,” the statement said. During the course of the stop, Adams was found to be in possession of a significant amount of cocaine, indicative of distribution purposes.  He was arrested and charged accordingly.

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Additionally, Adams pled guilty Tuesday to unrelated charges of possessing less than a half-ounce of cocaine with intent to distribute and possessing oxycodone without a prescription.