MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces the sentencing of Pablo A. Home, 30, Sparta, on Friday, November 20, before the Honorable Stephen J. Taylor, P.J.Cr.
Home pled guilty on July 15, 2015, to one count of first-degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with the Intent to Distribute (Cocaine), in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5a(1)b(1).
Home was sentenced today by Judge Taylor to ten years New Jersey State Prison with thirty-one months parole ineligibility. Home also forfeited to the State $13,676.00 which were the proceeds of his drug distribution activity.
This sentence and conviction was the result of a three month long investigation into the drug distribution/money laundering activity of Home.
Money Laundering is also known as the financial facilitation of criminal activity. Home transported the U.S. currency derived from his drug distribution activities at the time of his arrest. This case was initiated in February based on intelligence gathered by a municipal patrol officer in the Borough of Wharton following a motor vehicle stop on Route 46.
This intelligence ultimately led to law enforcement halting the importation of a large quantity of powder cocaine and crack cocaine into Morris County by Home.
This investigation concluded on May 21, 2015 with the motor vehicle stop and arrest of Home in Parsippany-Troy Hills and the seizure of a quarter kilo of cocaine with a street value in excess of $12,000.00 as well as U.S. Currency.
Home has been lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility since his arrest on a $200,000.00 no 10% bail set by the Honorable William J. McGovern, J.S.C.
Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp specifically wishes to thank the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit (Narcotics Task Force), the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department and the Borough of Wharton Police Department.