Plainfield Man Sentenced for PCP Possession with Intent to Distribute

A Plainfield man has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison for being in possession of a large quantity of phencyclidine, better known as PCP, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Monday.

Frankie Hayes Jr., 44, must serve at least half of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole.

The date was October 15, 2012 when a Plainfield Police Division narcotics investigation led to the identification of Hayes as a suspect, according to Union County Assistant Prosecutor Derek Nececkas, who prosecuted the case. Hayes was arrested on the 500 block of West Seventh Street, and a search of his person and his home yielded two bottles containing a combined total of more than 50 grams of PCP, a powerful hallucinogenic drug characterized by its unpredictable physiological effects.

Hayes was charged with four drug offenses, including a first-degree charge, a second-degree charge, and two third-degree charges, plus hindering apprehension. He pleaded guilty in the case in October 2013.