A Monmouth County man will spend 12-years in prison following his sentencing for drug trafficking across the Jersey Shore as well as possession of a firearm as a convicted felon and using a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, announced U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Jeramie Harris, 34, of Asbury Park previously plead guilty to one count of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, one count of possession of a firearm as a convicted felon and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

Harris was arrested as part of a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation into a drug trafficking organization known to traffic heroin and fentanyl, as well as cocaine, in Monmouth and Ocean Counties and elsewhere.

On May 1, 2019, police arrested Harris at his residence, which was an identified drug mill/stash house used to store and package narcotics, including fentanyl and heroin.

Harris was also found with a large kilogram press and narcotics packaging materials in his vehicle.

Law enforcement then found a bag containing a Röhm Gesellschaft .22 caliber six-shot revolver containing six rounds of ammunition, a metal spoon, and clear zip-lock baggies, as well as a second kilogram press, rubber bands, a digital scale, and a bundle of heroin.

In a drawer in the kitchen area, law enforcement also found a clear bag containing approximately 25 grams of cocaine.

In addition to the prison term, Harris was sentenced to five years of supervised release.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren Repole of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.

Defense counsel: Brandon D. Minde Esq., Cranford, New Jersey.

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