By: Yuritza Arroyo
Federal authorities announced that ten members of the Jersey City gang associated with the Marion Gardens Housing Complex were charged today for their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy.
According to officials, Myron Williams, aka “Money,” aka “Tunchi,” 29, and Andre Alomar, aka “Dre8,” 21, both of Newark; and Herbert Thomas, 48; Roger Pickett, aka “Zy Gz,” 22; Anthony Rogers, aka “MG,” 22; Naim Richardson, aka “Ninicks,” 29; Quaseame Wilson, aka “Qua Gz,” 26; Javon Williams, aka “J45,” 21; Jawaad Davis, 20; and Keith Anderson, 21, all of Jersey City, are each charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.
Court documents state Myron Williams, Pickett, Alomar, Rogers, Richardson, Wilson, Javon Williams, Davis, and Anderson are all members and associates of the neighborhood street gang associated with the Marion Gardens Housing Complex.
Since March 2021, members and associates of the Marion Gardens street gang have committed numerous acts of violence, including a murder on March 29, 2021; a murder on Nov. 20, 2021; and a murder on Nov. 1, 2022.
According to authorities, the murder on Nov. 1, 2022, was committed in furtherance of the gang’s drug trafficking activities during an attempted robbery of controlled substances.
Davis facilitated that murder by communicating with the victim to coordinate a narcotics transaction. When the victim and another associate arrived at the Marion Gardens Housing Complex to complete the narcotics transaction, Davis robbed the victim’s narcotics supply. At the same time, Pickett and Wilson held the victim and his associate at gunpoint. Pickett shot and killed the victim while the victim’s associate fled.
Officials say Pickett and Wilson then fled the Marion Gardens Housing Complex in Pickett’s vehicle.
The gang’s drug trafficking activities included hundreds of narcotics transactions that occurred within and around the Marion Gardens Housing Complex during the investigation.
According to authorities, Thomas was the primary narcotics supplier to the Marion Gardens drug trafficking organization.
All defendants are facing a mandatory minimum of five years in prison, a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison, and a fine of up to $5 million.