FREEHOLDAn Eatontown man was sentenced to a total of ten years in a New Jersey State Prison in connection with a 2021 drug investigation, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced Thursday.

On Wednesday April 19, 2023, Herbert Standard, 43, of Eatontown, was sentenced to ten years in a New Jersey State Prison on a first-degree Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute an amount in excess of 5 ounces before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Chad Cagan.

Standard previously entered a plea on August 1, 2022.

On March 24, 2021, police from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Narcotics Strike Force, Keansburg Police Department, Eatontown Police Department, Oceanport Police Department, and the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Department executed search warrants at the Crystal Inn in Eatontown and a residence in Oceanport after conducting a three-month long investigation.  Upon executing the warrants, police seized over 300 grams of cocaine, over an ounce of fentanyl, and over 6 ounces of marijuana.

This case was handled by Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Emily Cartmell. Standard is being represented by Mitchell J. Ansell of Ocean, New Jersey.