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Union County Narcotics Investigation Yields 19 Complaints, 12 Arrests

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Union County

A long-term investigation led by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office’s Major Crimes Division has yielded 19 complaints and the seizure of significant quantities of narcotics, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel announced Monday.

According to Prosecutor Daniel, search warrants were simultaneously executed at six locations early Wednesday last week within the Joanne Hollis Gardens community and other locations in Plainfield. 

Twelve of the nineteen individuals charged in this investigation have been arrested. A total of over 100 grams of crack/cocaine, 800 glassine envelopes of heroin, 9 grams of raw heroin, 1.5 grams of fentanyl, and 1 firearm with a large capacity magazine were seized during the operation, Prosecutor Daniel said.

These arrests come as the result of a several months-long investigation led by Detectives in the Major Crimes Division’s Intelligence-Driven Prosecution Unit.

“I am grateful to the members of the Prosecutor’s Office for their tireless dedication throughout this investigation,” Prosecutor Daniel said. 

“Together with the partnership of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, our efforts to reduce violence and positively impact the communities we serve continue.” 

The defendants arrested as a result of this investigation include:

  • Saad S. Spivey, 38, of Plainfield, is charged with first-degree leader of a narcotics trafficking network, four related second-degree narcotics offenses, including conspiracy to distribute controlled dangerous substances, and six related third-degree narcotics offenses 
  • Kiyan C. Cagle, 21, of North Plainfield, is charged with three second-degree offenses, including conspiracy to distribute controlled dangerous substances and four related third-degree narcotics offenses.
  • Norshawn Dorsey, 41, of Plainfield, is charged with three second-degree offenses, including conspiracy to distribute controlled dangerous substances, second-degree possession with intent to distribute controlled dangerous substances within 500 feet of certain public property, and six related third-degree narcotics offenses. 
  • Donald L. Muldrow, 55, of Plainfield, is charged with third-degree conspiracy to distribute controlled dangerous substances.
  • Qiana C. Harriatt, 30, of Plainfield, is charged with second-degree conspiracy to distribute controlled dangerous substances.
  • Tyejuan L. Taylor, 44, of Plainfield, is charged with three second-degree offenses, including conspiracy to distribute controlled dangerous substances and one related third-degree narcotics offense.
  • Jaquan S. Edwards, 22, of North Plainfield, is charged with second-degree possession with intent to distribute controlled dangerous substances within 500 feet of certain public property and four related third-degree narcotics offenses.
  • Jade B. Greene, 28, of Plainfield, is charged with third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
  • Rayjourn Johnson, 31, of Plainfield, is charged with second-degree possession with intent to distribute controlled dangerous substances within 500 feet of certain public property and four related third-degree narcotics offenses.
  • Jose Otero, 34, of Plainfield, is charged with two charges of second-degree possession with intent to distribute controlled dangerous substances within 500 feet of certain public property and five related third-degree narcotics offenses.
  • Darren Scruggs, 27, of Plainfield, is charged with two charges of second-degree possession with intent to distribute controlled dangerous substances within 500 feet of certain public property and seven related third-degree narcotics offenses.
  • Kyle S. Valentin, 25, of Plainfield, is charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun, two third-degree offenses, including receiving stolen property, fourth-degree possession of a large-capacity magazine, and two disorderly persons offenses.