Two brothers were sentenced to New Jersey State Prison in connection with a 2021 drug investigation, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago said this week.
On Fri., July 21 before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Christie Bevacqua sentenced Paul Anderson, 31, of Long Branch, to six years in state prison with a one-year period of parole ineligibility on a second-degree distribution of cocaine in excess of one half ounce; second degree possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute in excess of one half ounce; and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. Simon Anderson, 33, of Sayreville, was sentenced to 10 years in state prison on a first degree possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute in excess of five ounces. Keshon Fenter, 36 of Brick was sentenced to probation on a third-degree conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
All three men previously pled guilty before Superior Court Judge Jill O’Malley on March 30.
In the spring of 2021, police from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Narcotics Strike Force conducted an investigation during which Paul Anderson sold over one half ounce of cocaine on four occasions. The investigation revealed that Simon Anderson was supplying his brother Paul with large quantities of cocaine. Keshon Fenter was also observed supplying cocaine to Paul Anderson for resale.
On June 30, 2021, police from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Narcotics Strike Force, Long Branch Police Department, Eatontown Police Department, Oceanport Police Department, and the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office executed search warrants on residences in Long Branch, Eatontown and Oceanport.
Upon executing the warrants, police seized over 200 grams of cocaine, a 9 mm loaded handgun with a high capacity magazine, 450 grams of marijuana, and approximately $80,000 cash.
This case was handled by Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Emily Cartmell. Paul Anderson was represented by Charles Moriarty of West Long Branch; Simon Anderson was represented by Kevin Roe of Hackensack; and Keshon Fenter was represented by Edwin Wu of Freehold.