2 Elizabeth men convicted of drug dealing face 10 years in prison

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Alphonse Anderson, 35, and Levar Davis, 37, were convicted following a four-day trial.

ELIZABETH -- Two Elizabeth men who went to trial after being charged in a drug bust last year were found guilty by a jury Tuesday.

Alphonse Anderson, 35, and Levar Davis, 37, were convicted after a four-day trial before state Superior Court Judge Robert Kirsch and several hours of jury deliberation, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park.

Both men will face mandatory extended sentences of up to 10 years in state prison due to prior drug distribution convictions.

The two men were arrested on Jan. 20, 2016, when officers executed a search warrant at the Olive Street apartment where they lived, said Union County Assistant Prosecutor Kathleen Dillon, who prosecuted the case.

Dillon said the bust followed a month-long Elizabeth Police Department Narcotics Unit investigation led by Detective Athanasios Mikros.

At the apartment, officers seized approximately 450 folds of heroin, 16 small baggies of crack cocaine, marijuana and other drugs, Dillon said.

Anderson was found guilty Tuesday of third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance and third-degree possession with the intent to distribute.

Davis was found guilty of the same charges, as well as an additional third- and fourth-degree drug offense.

Sentencing for both men has been scheduled for Oct. 27, 2017 before Kirsch.

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