ELIZABETH, N.J. – A Plainfield man that pled guilty to drug and weapons charges on Monday is expected to be sentenced to 11 years in state prison, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park.
Rafiq Grundy announced his guilty plea before state Superior Court Judge Jospeh P. Donohue after being charged with first-degree possession of heroin with the intent to distribute and second-degree possession of a firearm during the course of committing a drug offense, Assistant Prosecutor Jeremiah Lenhihan said.
According to Lenhiahn, earlier this a three-week investigation by Investigator Jason Mader of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office was conducted into the alleged drug sales being coordinated by Grundy in Middlesex and Union Counties.
Grundy was arrested on February 24. Coinciding searches of his vehicle and residence turned up a total of approximately 16 ounces of heroin, numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia, and loaded .357- and .22-caliber handguns, a press release announcing Grundy’s arrest stated.
Sentencing for the case is scheduled for September 19. Grundy is expected to have to serve at least five and a half years of an 11 year sentence before being eligible for parole.