General Zulima V. Farber and Division of
Criminal Justice Director Gregory A. Paw
announced that a Union Township man was
sentenced today to 10 years in state prison
for selling cocaine.
Gerald Nave Jr., 31, was sentenced by Superior
Court Judge William L’E. Wertheimer
in Union County to 10 years in state prison
with three years of parole ineligibility
on a single charge of distribution of cocaine.
A state grand jury returned a five-count
indictment against Nave on Dec. 8, 2005
charging him with first-degree distribution
of cocaine; second-degree distribution of
the prescription painkiller ocycodone; second-degree
conspiracy to distribute cocaine and oxycodone;
third-degree possession of cocaine; and
third-degree possession of oxcodone. Nave
pleaded guilty in February to the highest
charge, first-degree distribution of cocaine.
An investigation by the Division of Criminal
Justice - Organized Crime Racketeering Bureau
determined that Nave was selling both cocaine
and oxycodone. The investigation revealed
that Nave sold more than five ounces of
cocaine in a series of transactions as well
as numerous Endocet tablets. Endocet is
a brand of oxycodone with acetaminophen.
The case was prosecuted by Deputy Attorney
General Mark Eliades, head of the Division
of Criminal Justice - Organized Crime Racketeering