MAYS LANDING— A 41 year-old Atlantic City man has been sentenced on narcotics possession charges, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Tahir Gregory, 41, was sentenced on July 21, 2020, to New Jersey state prison for a sentence of 15 years with a 7 ½ year period of parole ineligibility.
“This defendant persistently threatened the welfare of women and children in our community for far too long. He preyed on their weaknesses and vulnerabilities. I want to thank our law enforcement partners for ensuring that he will no longer have the ability to harm victims for the foreseeable future,” Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said.
Judge Taylor granted the State’s application to sentence Gregory as a persistent offender and in granting the application, the defendant’s prior record was cited, which included multiple convictions for Distribution of CDS; Resisting Arrest; Promoting Child Prostitution; Aggravated Assault; Throwing Bodily Fluids at a Correctional Officer.
Gregory was convicted during a jury trial before Judge Taylor of the following charges:
- Convicted of Possession of CDS
- Possession with Intent to Distribute
- Possession with Intent to Distribute Near Certain Public Property
After a month-long investigation Gregory was arrested on February 3, 2017, , when law enforcement executed a search warrant inside a hotel room rented by the defendant at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino. In a safe, police recovered 100 bags of fentanyl and narcotics paraphernalia. At the time of his arrest, Gregory was found in possession of $3595.
Gregory also has two additional pending cases of Human Trafficking and Criminal Mischief charges.
This was the result of a long-term joint investigation and cooperative effort between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force and the Atlantic City Police Department.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.