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Friday, April 1, 2016

Monmouth County Man Gets 87 Months In Prison For Intent To Distribute Over 150 Grams Of Methamphetamine

TRENTON, N.J. – A Monmouth County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 87 months in prison for possessing 162 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Theodore Santaguida, 42, of Ocean Township, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Mary L. Cooper to an information charging him with possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Judge Cooper imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.

According to documents filed in the case and statements made in court:

On Dec. 23, 2014, a task force of FBI and Ocean Township law enforcement executed a federal search warrant at Santaguida’s apartment, and seized 162 grams of methamphetamine.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Cooper sentenced Santaguida to serve three years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.  He also thanked officers of the Ocean Township Police Department under the direction of Chief of Police Steven R. Peters for their assistance.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Molly Lorber of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Trenton.

Defense counsel: Scott Krasny Esq., West Trenton, New Jersey

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Updated April 1, 2016