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Morris County man sentenced to 5 years in prison for possession of a firearm while committing a drug offense

MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County man was sentenced to 5 years in prison for possession of a firearm while committing a drug offense, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

Kenneth Calvey Jr., 21, of Victory Gardens Borough was sentenced on June 1 by the Honorable Stephen J. Taylor, P.J.Cr. to 5 years New Jersey State Prison with a 42-month period of parole ineligibility, Carroll said.

Calvey Jr. pled guilty on June 1 to second-degree possession of a firearm while committing a controlled dangerous substance offense, Carroll said.

The charge came after an investigation by the Morris County Narcotics Task Force. As a result, a search warrant for Calvey’s home was authorized, resulting in the seizure of $6,908, nearly one pound of raw marijuana, multiple THC vapes, drug distribution paraphernalia, a double barrel long gun, a handgun with a loaded magazine, and additional ammunition.

Prosecutor Carroll thanked the following agencies for their assistance and commitment to the Narcotics Task Force: Dover Police Department, Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Randolph Police Department and Roxbury Police Department. The Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 also assisted in the investigation.

Jay Edwards

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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