A Seaside Heights man has been sentenced to spend eight years behind bars for distributing drugs, prosecutors announced Friday.
Rayvon Thomas, 34, of Seaside Heights, was sentenced to eight years New Jersey State Prison by Superior Court Judge Rochelle Gizinski on charges of distribution of more than a half-ounce of heroin. Thomas pled guilty to the charge on Oct. 21, 2019. Gizinski also imposed a 42 month period of parole ineligibility
The case dates back to March 21, 2019, when the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, Ocean County Regional SWAT Team, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, Seaside Heights Police Department, and Toms River Police Emergency Services Unit and Special Enforcement Team simultaneously executed no-knock search warrants at locations in Seaside Heights and Toms River. As a result, law enforcement seized quantities of raw unpackaged heroin and quantities of heroin packaged for resale, as well as quantities of “crack” cocaine and marijuana. Drug paraphernalia associated with the manufacture, production and distribution of heroin was also seized.