The Mercer County Narcotics Task Force recently concluded a two-month undercover investigation into a cocaine and heroin distribution organization with four arrests and the seizure of heroin, crack and powder cocaine, handguns and cash, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.
According to Onofri, multiple undercover purchases of cocaine were made between December 2017 and February 2018, along with countless hours of surveillance and investigation. Officers with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Hamilton, Princeton and Trenton police, under the command of the prosecutor’s Special Investigations Unit, Friday arrested the subject of the investigation, Reginald Jackson, at the Parkway Gardens apartments in Ewing.
At the time of his arrest, police found Jackson in possession of approximately 15 grams of powder cocaine.
Officers then executed search warrants at 194 Oakland Street in Trenton, which was identified during the investigation as a stash house being utilized by Jackson. At the apartment, officers encountered Ryan Pullen, Jade Long and Anthony Hearns.
Officers said Pullen was observed breaking out a bedroom window and tossing a firearm onto the roof.
Police ultimately arrested all three individuals and a search revealed approximately 10 grams of crack cocaine, 35 grams of powder cocaine, 30 bricks of heroin and $1,547 in cash. Officers also recovered the 9mm handgun tossed onto the roof, and two additional handguns in a second-floor apartment.
Onofri stated the seized drugs have an approximate street value of $12,000.
Authorities charged Jackson, 34, of Ewing; Pullen, 38, of Trenton; Long, 32, of Trenton; and Hearns, 31, of Trenton, with various second-degree drug offenses. In addition, police charged Pullen with weapons offenses.
Detectives also seized Jackson’s 2001 Honda Accord as drug proceeds.
Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.