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Jersey City Gang Members Indicted in Racketeering, Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

Jersey City

By: Richard L. Smith 

Eleven members of a Jersey City gang linked to the Marion Gardens Housing Complex have been indicted for their involvement in a violent racketeering and drug trafficking conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger today.AdThe indictment names individuals including Myron Williams, Khalil Kelley, Herbert Thomas, Roger Pickett, Andre Alomar, Anthony Rogers, Naim Richardson, Quaseame Wilson, Javon Williams, Jawaad Davis, and Keith Anderson.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger highlighted this as the latest effort in the ongoing commitment to combat violent crime in Jersey City and other parts of New Jersey.

He praised the collaborative efforts of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in bringing these individuals to justice.

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez emphasized the importance of inter-agency cooperation in ensuring community safety and the dedicated efforts to curb violent crime within their jurisdiction.

Special Agent in Charge Bryan Miller from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives pointed out the seriousness of gang violence and the agencies' commitment to protect the public by holding violent offenders accountable.AdCourt documents and statements revealed the gang members' involvement in multiple acts of violence since 2020, including three murders. The gang utilized social media platforms like Instagram to lure and execute their rival gang members in cold blood.

Federal officials said these acts were part of a larger scheme of drug trafficking and violence centered around the Marion Gardens Housing Complex.

The investigation also uncovered Herbert Thomas as the primary narcotics supplier to the Marion Gardens drug trafficking organization. During the arrests, controlled substances were prepared for distribution, and firearms were seized.

This indictment follows a June 2021 action where eight other members of the Marion Gardens gang were charged with similar offenses, highlighting the ongoing battle against gang-related violence and crime in the area.