The Union County Prosecutor’s Office
32 Rahway Avenue   Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Theodore J. Romankow

September 2, 2010

Contact: John Holl
(908) 527-4621

Man Found Guilty on Drug Charges


An Elizabeth man was found guilty yesterday afternoon on five counts of drug possession and distribution, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.

Adene Sanon DOB: 11/30/1987 faces up to 20 years when he is sentenced, according to Assistant Prosecutor Peter L. Benza who prosecuted the case.

According to the investigation, on September 19, 2008, Sanon sold cocaine to an undercover Elizabeth Police Department officer near Jefferson Park in Elizabeth. After making the sale, officers learned that Sanon was storing a larger quantity of drugs next to nearby vacant house. Sanon was arrested a short time later at a nearby deli, said Benza.

The jury took less than 30 minutes of deliberation to convict Sanon on all charges.

He was found guilty of:

2nd Degree Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distrubute
    in or within 500 feet of a public park
2nd Degree Distribution of Controlled Dangerous Substance in or within
    500 feet of a public park
3rd Degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance
3rd Degree Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance with
    Intent to Distribute
3rd Degree Distrubution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.