Two Galloway men were indicted Thursday on narcotics and weapons charges, including a first-degree cocaine charge, resulting from an investigation by the Atlantic City Violent Crimes Task Force.
Ruben Sewell, 33, and Lavelle Davis, 34, who reside together on Buck Drive in Galloway Township, were served warrants on June 7 when authorities found cocaine and a handgun in plain sight inside the residence.
They alerted the task force, which obtained and executed a search warrant at the house, seizing about half a kilogram of cocaine, 18 bricks of heroin - roughly 900 glassine folds - a .40-caliber handgun, nine illegal hollow-point bullets and over $32,000 in cash, according to the state Attorney General's Office.
Both were indicted on the following charges:
- Possession of cocaine with intent to distribute (first degree)
- Possession of cocaine (third degree)
- Possession of heroin with intent to distribute (third degree).
- Possession of heroin (third degree)
-Unlawful possession of a handgun (second degree)
- Possession of a handgun during commission of a drug offense (second degree)
- Possession of a firearm as a convicted felon (second degree)
- Possession of prohibited weapons and devices (hollow-point bullets) (fourth degree).
The first-degree drug charge carries a sentence of 10 to 20 years in state prison and a fine of up to $500,000. The second-degree gun charges carry a sentence of five to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $150,000.
The gun charges also carry mandatory periods of parole ineligibility of five years for possessing a weapon as a convicted felon, and three to five years for the other charges. The third-degree charges carry a sentence of three to five years in prison and a fine of up to $35,000, and the fourth-degree charge carries a sentence of up to 18 months in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.