Township Man Convicted Of Drug Charges


Jose Lozado-Rojas. Photo: Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

A 22-year-old township resident was convicted of drug-related charges after a 2-day trial in Somerville.

Jose Lozada-Rojas was found guilty of 2nd Degree Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance after trial in state Superior Court, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

According to police, Lozada-Rojas on July 16, 2015 met with an undercover detective in the township. During this meeting the undercover detective purchased 66 grams (2.3 ounces) of cocaine from the defendant for $2,250.

The case investigation was conducted by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force.
The State was represented by Acting Assistant Somerset County Prosecutor Jamin Cooper.


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