MORRISTOWN, NJ – Pablo A Home, a Sparta resident, has reached a plea agreement with the Morris County Prosecutor’s office according to Prosecutor Fredic M Knapp. The 30–year-old Home appeared before Hon. William J McGovern, JSC on Wednesday, July 15. He pled guilty to one count of first-degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with the Intent to Distribute. As part of the plea agreement Home is to forfeit $13,676, "proceeds of his cocaine distribution activity," according to a statement released by Knapp's office.
The sentencing recommendation is for 10 years in New Jersey state prison, ineligible for parole for 31 months. Home will be sentenced on Sept 11.
The investigation that led to Home's arrest was initiated by a Wharton police officer in February after a traffic stop on Route 46. It ended with Home’s arrest in Parsippany. They had seized a quarter kilogram of cocaine valued at $12,000, along with $1800 in cash in the arrest.
Home was arrested on May 21, 2015 after a three month drug distribution and money laundering investigation. "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," according to the statement.
Home was initially charged with one count of first-degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with the Intent to Distribute, for the cocaine, one count of second-degree Possession of a CDS with Intent to Distribute, for the crack cocaine, two counts of Possession of a CDS and one count of third-degree Financial Facilitation of Criminal Activity, for the money laundering.
He has been held in the Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of $200,000 bail without a 10 percent option. Terms were originally set by Judge Anthony J Frese.
The investigation was led by Morris County Assistant Prosecutor Anthony Scibetta and Detective George Tsimpedes of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Narcotics Task Force. The Morris County Sheriff’s Office, the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department and the Borough of Wharton Police Department all participated in the investigation.