- Attorney General Anne Milgram and Criminal
Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni announced
that a Middlesex County man was sentenced
to state prison today after pleading guilty
to distributing cocaine to an undercover detective.
to Director Gramiccioni, Elvi Castro, 29,
of Perth Amboy, was ordered by Superior Court
Judge Frederick P. DeVesa in Middlesex County
to serve 12 years in state prison with 51
months of parole ineligibility. Castro pleaded
guilty on Jan. 13 to an accusation charging
him with first-degree distribution of cocaine.
pleading guilty, Castro admitted that between
May 21 and October 28, 2008, he sold cocaine
to an undercover detective. During an investigation
by the Division of Criminal Justice Gangs
& Organized Crime Bureau, Castro sold
the undercover detective approximately 11
ounces of cocaine, with a street value of
more than $9,000.
Jan. 30, Castro’s brother, Danny Castro,
25, of Perth Amboy, pleaded guilty to first-degree
distribution of cocaine. Danny Castro is awaiting
Miguel Rodriguez and Louis Renshaw coordinated
the investigation. Deputy Attorney General
Erin Callahan prosecuted the case and represented
the Division of Criminal Justice at today’s
sentencing. Attorney General Milgram thanked
the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office
Narcotics Task Force and the Perth Amboy Police
Department for their assistance in the investigation.