TRENTON, New Jersey — Federal prosecutors say a New York City man is headed to prison for his role in a plot to break into a New Jersey pharmacy and sell narcotics for cash.
James Zarbailov received a 63-month sentence Monday and must pay $334,722 in restitution. The 23-year-old Brooklyn resident also must serve three years of supervised release once he's freed.
Zarbailov pleaded guilty to a complaint charging him with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and possessing the drug with the intent to distribute. He admitted that he helped steal the drugs and knew they would be sold for profit.
Prosecutors say burglars entered the pharmacy in Englishtown in June 2012 and filled 17 garbage bags and two cardboard boxes with merchandise, including thousands of pills. The stolen merchandise was valued at $350,000.