Disgraced Morris County ex-dentist pleads guilty to DEA meth raid
A disgraced former dentist who already had a criminal history involving crystal meth admitted to having the drug when the DEA raided his Morris County home last year.
Frederick Bailey, 61, pleaded guilty by videoconference with a federal judge in Newark to and conspired to distribute methamphetamine, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig said.
Federal agents arrested Bailey, of Denville, after finding “methamphetamine and packing materials throughout the residence” during a raid in January 2020.
He already had a criminal history at the time.
Local police arrested Bailey in 2016 after finding him and his longtime partner smoking and injecting crystal meth with a man they met on GrindR, documents show judicial.
He also had the drug shipped via Fed Ex to what was then his dental office in Union County, authorities said at the time.
Then, in May 2019, Denville Police said they found Bailey carrying crystal meth during a traffic stop. He was wanted at the time for non-payment of child support, they said.
Honig, the United States Attorney for New Jersey, has attributed to special agents of the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration the investigation that led to Thursday’s guilty plea, obtained by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn Barnes from his criminal division in Newark.
U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez has set the sentence for October 26.
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