NJ Man Sentenced in Record Marijuana Bust
A man connected to the largest indoor marijuana crop ever uncovered in New Jersey has been sentenced to prison.
Tuan Ahn Dang was sentenced Friday in Ocean County to 20 years in state prison with no parole eligibility for 10 years. The former resident of Port Monmouth admitted in April that he led a ring that was growing a $10 million crop of marijuana inside five rental homes. Dang’s girlfriend has also pleaded guilty and cases against two other defendants are continuing.
Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman says searches in 2010 revealed five houses in three counties where the marijuana was grown and a sixth property in Barnegat used as a production facility. Authorities seized more than 3,300 plants, 130 pounds of harvested marijuana and $66,000 in cash.
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