LONG BRANCH, NJ — A Long Branch man was sentenced to a total of ten years in state prison Friday in connection with a 2021 drug investigation, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced Friday.
Johnny Rodriquez, 51, of Long Branch, was sentenced to ten years for first-degree possession of cocaine with intent to distribute more than 5 ounces.
Rodriquez previously entered a plea on July 11, 2022.
A three-month investigation in 2021 by the Monmouth County Narcotics and Criminal Enterprise Unit and Long Branch Police culminated in search warrants executed at Rodriquez’s residence on North 5th Avenue in Long Branch, Platinum Touch mechanic shop on Broadway and 99 North Point Road, port of Lanoka.
Police seized about 650 grams of cocaine, about $19,000 in cash, three cell phones, a 2003 Lexus and seized a bank account with about $91,000.