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Seaside Heights Man Sentenced for Meghan’s Law Violation, Drug Charge

Melton L. Mincey (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

Melton L. Mincey (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

A Seaside Heights man has been sentenced to 364 days in the Ocean County Jail for failing to comply with the conditions of Meghan’s Law as well as drug possession, authorities said.

Melton L. Mincey, 55, pleaded guilty Jan. 19 to charges of third degreefailing to register pursuant to Megan’s Law and possession of a controlled dangerous substance, cocaine.  In addition to the term of incarceration, part of the sentence handed down this week by Superior Court Judge Melanie D. Appleby is to continue his obligations to register once released and following all guidelines of probation imposed on him.

Prosecutors had sought a three year sentence, said Al Della Fave, spokesman for the prosecutor’s office.

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The charges against Mincey date back to the summer.Seaside Heights Police Detective Lawrence Mayberry initiated the Meghan’s Law complaint July 29.  The crime date for the possession of a controlled dangerous substance (cocaine) occurred on or about August 10, 2015 in the Borough of Seaside Heights. On Aug. 10, Mincey was arrested again, this time by Seaside Heights Patrolman Andrew Leahy for cocaine possession.

Mincey has been continuously incarcerated since his second arrest, Della Fave said.

The details of Mincey’s initial crime were not available on the state’s sex offender registry website.

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