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Sussex County man sentenced to prison on money laundering, drug charges

MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – A Sparta Township man has been sentenced to prison following a long-term drug investigation in Morris, Sussex, and Bergen counties, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp.

Samuel J. Rozynski entered a guilty plea on March 2 to one count of first-degree possession with intent to distribute cocaine, one count of first-degree possession with intent to distribute marijuana, one count of second-degree money laundering, and one count of second-degree conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

Rozynski also forfeited his interest in $329,000 seized in connection with his arrest, which were proceeds from narcotics sales, Knapp said.

Rozynski was sentenced on Friday, March 27 to five years in New Jersey State Prison with 24 months of parole ineligibility on the possession with intent to distribute count, and three concurrent terms of five years in prison on the remaining counts, Knapp said.

This investigation culminated with Rozynski’s arrest on Jan. 29, 2020, when law enforcement officers from multiple agencies executed three search warrants in Sparta Township, Cliffside Park and Parsippany, Knapp said.

As a result, approximately 350 grams of cocaine, thirty-seven pounds of marijuana, numerous firearms, and over $300,000 in suspected drug distribution proceeds were seized by law enforcement, Knapp said.

“The cooperation of all agencies involved in this investigation and prosecution has been consistently of the highest magnitude.  We greatly appreciate the dedication of our law enforcement partners continuing our efforts to reduce the supply of illicit drugs,” Knapp said.

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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