Jason Turner, 27, of Asbury Avenue and Tyreek Simmons, 22, of Prospect Avenue with one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine in Asbury Park on March 6.The alleged conspiracy carries a maximum prison term of 10 years, upon conviction.In addition, the indictment charges Turner with 60 additional drug offenses related to a series of 15 alleged cocaine sales to an undercover officer between July 5, 2007, and March 6.Each of the alleged sales occurred within 1,000 feet of Mount Carmel School in Asbury Park, the indictment said.For each of the 15 alleged sales, Turner is charged with cocaine possession, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute it, distribution of cocaine and distribution of cocaine within 1,000 feet of the school.
Of the 60 alleged drug offenses, 58 of them carry maximum prison terms of five years upon convictions. Two of the counts allege that Turner possessed and distributed an aggregate amount of cocaine in excess of a half-ounce between July 5, 2007, and March 6. Because of the amount of cocaine involved, those offenses each carry maximum prison terms of 10 years, upon conviction.Turner and Simmons were among 40 people arrested in early March following what Prosecutor Luis A. Valentin said was "a lengthy investigation by the county's gang task force into drug distribution activities by members and associates of the Bloods street gang."
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