SPARTA - A Sussex County man is facing drug charges after police intercepted a package containing 4 pounds of marijuana.
Sparta police arrested Dean Gobel Tuesday after learning a package containing the pot was expected to be delivered to a home on Sterling Hill Road. After the package was delivered, police say Gobel showed up and took the package.
He was arrested a short time later by Sparta police. Police executed a search warrant at Gobel’s home and also found $4,580 in cash, as well as ballistic body armor. He was charged with intent to distribute marijuana.
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The Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office and Sussex County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the investigation.
At the time of his arrest, Gobel had been free on bail for a 2014 indictment for selling drugs.