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Morris County man, 61, admits conspiring and possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine

NEWARK, NJ (Essex County) – A Morris County man Thursday admitted conspiring to distribute and possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine from his residence, according to acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig.

Frederick Bailey, 61, of Denville Township, 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, Honig said.

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.

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Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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