Drug Dealer Busted With Cocaine In Lakewood Gets 10 Years In Prison

On Friday, Pedro Reyes-Sevilla, 32, of Kenilworth, was sentenced to ten years in prison as a result of his previously entered guilty plea to Possession of Five Ounces or More of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute in connection with an investigation that transpired during the month of January 2021 in Union and Ocean Counties. Reyes-Sevilla pled guilty to the charge before Judge Ryan on February 16.

A two-week long investigation in January 2021 conducted by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, United States Drug Enforcement Administration – High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas-Monmouth/Ocean Post of Duty (HIDTA/MOPOD) Group 5, Union County Prosecutor’s Office Street Crimes Unit, and Lakewood Township Police Department Street Crimes Unit, revealed that Reyes-Sevilla was distributing cocaine in the Ocean County area.

On January 27, 2021, Detectives from the aforementioned law enforcement agencies established stationary and mobile surveillance on Reyes-Sevilla. On that date, Detectives observed Reyes-Sevilla leave the Elizabeth, New Jersey area and travel to Lakewood. Based upon observations made of Reyes-Sevilla while he was in Elizabeth, Detectives effectuated a motor vehicle stop in Lakewood. Reyes-Sevilla thereafter consented to a search of his motor vehicle. As a result, Detectives recovered more than one kilogram of cocaine.

Reyes-Sevilla was taken into custody without incident at the scene. He was transported to the Ocean County Jail, and subsequently released as a consequence of New Jersey Bail Reform. On December 1, 2022, Reyes-Sevilla was arrested again in Union County on unrelated charges. He is currently lodged in New Jersey State Prison serving a sentence on unrelated charges.

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