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Morris County Man Admits Conspiring and Possessing with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. – A Morris County, New Jersey, man today admitted conspiring to distribute and possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine from his residence, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Frederick Bailey, 61, of Denville, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez in Newark federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possessing with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

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

In January 2020, Bailey agreed with another individual to distribute methamphetamine from his residence. On Jan. 8, 2020, law enforcement searched Bailey’s residence and located methamphetamine and packaging materials throughout the residence.  

The conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute charges to which Bailey pleaded guilty carry a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of 40 years in prison, and a $5 million fine. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 26, 2021.

Acting U.S. Attorney Honig credited special agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Susan A. Gibson, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Barnes of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.

Updated June 24, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 21-283