A Toms River man who is also an associate of the DeCavalcante crime family, based in Elizabeth, has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for possession of nearly 500 grams of cocaine as well as a 9mm loaded gun.

U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced the 76-month sentence Thursday for Mario Galli III, 28, who previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of an FEG 9.. Model PGK-9HP gun that was loaded with 12 rounds of ammunition.

Galli III is also a convicted felon, which stiffened the charges, after a sentencing of 30-months in federal prison he received in 2016 for possessing nearly 500 grams of cocaine.

He was placed on supervised release in 2019 and then arrested again in Ocean County in September of 2019.

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office executed search warrants at Galli’s residence and the residence of a conspirator, finding collectively 400 to 500 grams of cocaine, the weapon and ammunition.

Flash forward to Thursday's sentencing, Galli will also have three years of supervised release following his 6-year stay in prison.

The government is represented by Senior Litigation Counsel V. Grady O’Malley of the U.S. Attorney's Office Organized Crime/Gangs Unit in Newark.

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