Bergen County man sentenced to 63 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine
NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division, Susan A. Gibson, and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, announced a Bergen County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for possessing with intent to distribute over 50 grams of methamphetamine.
Jeff DelaCruz, 38, of North Arlington, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi to an information charging him with one count of possessing with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. Judge Cecchi imposed the sentence today by videoconference.
On May 22, 2019, DelaCruz sold two “8-balls” (approximately 7 grams) of methamphetamine to an individual for approximately $350 in cash. Law enforcement agents observed DelaCruz leave his residence and meet with the individual to complete the sale. On June 3, 2019, DelaCruz agreed to sell three ounces of methamphetamine to an individual for approximately $3,000 in cash. On June 5, 2019, the special agents and officers of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration executed a search warrant at DelaCruz’ residence, where they recovered approximately 140 grams of methamphetamine.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Cecchi sentenced DelaCruz to five years of supervised release.
U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the DEA, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Susan A. Gibson, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.