By: Yuritza Arroyo
Federal authorities announced that three members of a Jersey City street gang were charged today for their roles in a cocaine distribution organization, as well as for firearms violations.
According to Federal officials, Rodney Broadway, aka “Banks,” 31; Parish George, aka “P Money,” 31; and Dejahn Ingram, aka “Fresh,” 32, all of Jersey City, are each charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.
Officials say George and Ingram are charged with unlawful possession of firearms as convicted felons, and Broadway is charged with illegally possessing ammunition as a convicted felon.
Broadway and George are also charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
All three defendants appeared today in Newark federal court and were detained.
According to the documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
The three defendants are associated with a neighborhood street gang in and around the Salem Lafayette Apartments in Jersey City.
Court documents state at the time of their arrests on Jan.19, George and Ingram each possessed a loaded firearm.
Authorities say search warrants executed at multiple residences associated with Broadway, George, and Ingram revealed a significant quantity of cocaine, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and other paraphernalia.
The defendants each face a mandatory minimum term of five years in prison and a maximum of 40 years in prison.