Hudson County Man Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison for Drug Conspiracy and Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine
NEWARK, N.J. – Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Daniel J. Kafafian and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger announced a Hudson County, New Jersey, man was sentenced to 51 months in prison for conspiring to distribute and possessing with intent to distribute cocaine.
Jerome Powell, 43, of Jersey City, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Susan D. Wigenton to a superseding information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Judge Wigenton imposed the sentence by videoconference on Jan. 10, 2023.
From August 2019 through Feb. 2, 2020, Powell and others agreed to possess and distribute narcotics in Jersey City. Upon his arrest, Powell had 400 vials of cocaine in his pocket.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Wigenton sentenced Powell to three years of supervised release.
U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents and task force officers of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Daniel J. Kafafian, New Jersey Division; and members of the Jersey City Police Department, under the direction of Public Safety Director James Shea, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.