Sunday, February 22, 2015

Atlantic City Man Receives 15-Years for Possession of Heroin and Handgun

MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic City man received a 15-year prison sentence today for possession of heroin and unlawful possession of a handgun in 2013, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
Marwin McKoy, 34, of the 100 block of Chesapeake Ave., Atlantic City, was sentenced today, February 20, 2015, by Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Mark Sandson, to 15 years of incarceration in New Jersey State Prison.
On August 2, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., members of the New Jersey State Police Weapons Trafficking Unit, conducting surveillance in Atlantic City, arrested McKoy on Michigan Avenue in possession of a loaded .22 caliber handgun and 20 bags of heroin.
McKoy was charged with weapons and heroin possession charges, and lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $100,000 cash bail set by Atlantic City Municipal Court Judge Henry L. Warner. He was later transferred to New Jersey State Prison for a violation of probation for a prior offense, where he has since remained.
An Atlantic County Grand Jury indicted McKoy on December 5, 2013.
On January 7, 2015, after a two-day trial, an Atlantic County jury found McKoy guilty on three criminal counts:
  • 1. Unlawful Possession of a.22 caliber handgun—a crime of the 2nd degree,
  • 2. Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon—a 2nd degree crime, and
  • 3. Possession of a Heroin—a 3rd degree crime. 
Today, Judge Sandson sentenced McKoy to an aggregate term of 15 years’ incarceration in New Jersey State prison. McKoy must serve 7 1⁄2 years of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole. 
Assistant Prosecutor Raphael Ortega represented the State in the matter.


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