A New Jersey man convicted of drug charges in May will spend years in prison.
On Tuesday, Judge Pamela A. Ruest sentenced Jason Randolph, 31, of Newark, to five and a half to 11 years in state prison. After a trial before Ruest in May, a jury found Randolph guilty of a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver cocaine and misdemeanor charges of having drug paraphernalia, a controlled substance and an instrument of crime.
Randolph was arrested by state police on Interstate 80 in March 2013, when troopers stopped the van he was driving because the window tint was too dark and the license plate was obscured. A search of the vehicle yielded 546 grams with a street value of about $55,000 in a secret compartment in the van.