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Heroin, Handguns, $500,000 Worth of Jewelry Seized in Large-Scale Narcotics Investigation Throughout New Jersey

By kbm0423 on
New Jersey

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that on Tuesday, June 7, following a more than four-month-long investigation, multiple court-ordered search warrants were executed relating to a narcotics investigation. 

According to Prosecutor Suarez, the investigation led to the seizure of over one kilo of suspected heroin, over 400 grams of fentanyl, three handguns, over $70,000 cash and $500,000 worth of jewelry suspected to be proceeds from narcotics transactions.

Prosecutor Suarez said that beginning at approximately 5 a.m., over 100 law enforcement officers executed search warrants in Jersey City, Newark, Rahway, and the Bronx, New York. 

During the operation, officers arrested 14 individuals – including an employee with the United States Postal Service – and uncovered a manufacturing and distribution facility in Newark. 

The street value of the recovered narcotics is approximately $342,000.

“These arrests are the result of multiple law enforcement agencies working collaboratively with the goal of dismantling a high level and dangerous drug operation,” said Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez. 

“Because of this strategic investigation, we were able to seize a large quantity of lethal narcotics, confiscate firearms that would have been used for unlawful purposes, and make the neighborhoods in which this network operated safer for those who live there. We thank our local and federal law enforcement partners who worked closely with our office throughout this investigation and every agency that offered assistance.”

The following individuals were arrested:

  • Charles King, 48, of Jersey City, is charged with Leading a Narcotics Trafficking Network, Conspiracy to Distribute (Fentanyl), Money Laundering and Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering
  • Ronderence Pinckney, 50, of Jersey City, is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute (Fentanyl), Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering, Possession (Heroin), Possession with the Intent to Distribute (Heroin), Possession with the Intent to Distribute (Heroin) within 1,000 Feet of a School, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Weapon and a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Certain Persons Not to Possess a Weapon and Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm)
  • Jorge Rosario, 49, of Rahway, is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute (Fentanyl)
  • Erving Carter, 50, of Jersey City, is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute (Fentanyl)
  • Marlon Wells, 49, of Jersey City, is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute (Fentanyl), Possession with the Intent to Distribute (Heroin) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with the Intent to Distribute
  • Kenneth Muldrow, 49, of Jersey City, is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute (Fentanyl)
  • Joseph Williams, 59, of Jersey City, is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute (Fentanyl), Possession with the Intent to Distribute (Heroin) and Possession with the Intent to Distribute (Heroin) within 1,000 Feet of a School
  • Martin Adorno, 45, of the Bronx, is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute (Fentanyl) and Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering 
  • Charles Taylor, 48, of Jersey City, is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute (Fentanyl)
  • Terrance Grant, 33, of Jersey City, is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute (Fentanyl)
  • Lois Hill, 62, of Jersey City, is charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute (Heroin)and Possession with the Intent to Distribute (Heroin) within 1,000 Feet of a School
  • Tamika Hill, 46, of Jersey City, is charged with Money Laundering
  • Kharheim Crawford, 49, of Jersey City, is charged with Possession (Heroin) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with the Intent to Distribute
  • Jada Carter, 19, of Jersey City, is charged with Obstruction

Additional arrests and charges are pending. 

The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.