Posted Friday, November 20th, 2015

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp has announced the sentencing of Pablo A. Home, 30, of Sparta, on drug charges that resulted from an investigation that began in Wharton and led to an arrest in Parsippany earlier this year.

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Home pled guilty on July 15 to one count of first-degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with the Intent to Distribute (Cocaine). Home was sentenced today by Superior Court Judge Judge Stephen Taylor to 10 years New Jersey State Prison with 31 months of parole ineligibility.

He also forfeited to the state $13,676 which were the proceeds of his drug distribution activity.

This sentence and conviction was the result of a 3-month investigation into the drug distribution/money laundering activity by Home, who was transporting 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 Wharton following a motor vehicle stop on Route 46. The investigation concluded on May 21 with the motor vehicle stop and arrest of Home in Parsippany and the seizure of a quarter kilo of cocaine with a street value in excess of $12,000.

The information provided by the Wharton officer ultimately allowed law enforcement to halt the importation of a large quantity of powder cocaine and crack cocaine into Morris County by Home, who  has been lodged in the Morris County Jail since his arrest on a $200,000 bail.

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.

Any inquiries can be directed to Deputy Chief Denise H. Arseneault at 973-285-6262 or [email protected].