10 Jersey City gang members have been charged with trafficking a varying quantities and mixtures of heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine, U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Myron Williams, also known as “Money” and “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.
The defendants are scheduled to appear this afternoon before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Hammer in Newark federal court.
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, according to the criminal complaint.
Since March 2021, members and associates of the Marion Gardens street gang have committed numerous acts of violence, including a murder on March 29th, 2021; a murder on November 20th, 2021 and a murder on November 1st, 2022.
The murder on November 1st, 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 while Pickett and Wilson held the victim and his associate at gunpoint.
Pickett shot and killed the victim while the victim’s associate fled. 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.
Thomas was the primary supplier of narcotics to the Marion Gardens drug trafficking organization.
According to court documents, they are each accused of intent to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of heroin, 40 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl, and 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine.
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.
This investigation was conducted as part of the Jersey City Violent Crime Initiative (VCI).
The VCI was formed in 2018 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Jersey City Police Department, for the sole purpose of combatting violent crime in and around Jersey City.