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Sparta Man Gets 10 Years for Plan to Sell Coke in Morris County

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – A Sparta man who planned to distribute a lot of cocaine into Morris County was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison and ordered to forfeit $13,767, the money he made from drug deals, said authorities.

The man, Pablo Home, 30, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Stephen Taylor, who ruled he will not become eligible for parole until he serves 31 months of the sentence, said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp in a statement.

Home pleaded guilty July 15 to one count of first-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute.

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“This sentence and conviction was the result of a 3-month-long investigation into the drug distribution/money laundering activity of Home,” said the prosecutor. “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.”

Knapp said the police began investigating Home in February based on information gathered during a motor vehicle stop on Route 46 by a Wharton police officer. “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,” he said.

This probe ended May 21 with the arrest of Home in Parsippany. Authorities seized a quarter kilo of cocaine with a street value in more than $12,000, said Knapp. Cash was also recovered, he said.

Home has been in the Morris County jail since his arrest on a $200,000 bail set by Superior Court Judge William McGovern.

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