Feds: 3 Jersey City gang members charged for cocaine selling conspiracy, weapons offenses


Three Jersey City gang members were charged for their roles in a cocaine selling conspiracy, along with weapons offenses, U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger announced.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Rodney Broadway, also known as “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.

Additionally, George and Ingram are charged with unlawful possession of firearms as convicted felons, while  Broadway is charged with unlawful possession of ammunition as a convicted felon.

Broadway and George are also charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine. All three defendants appeared today before U.S. District Judge André M. Espinosa in Newark federal court and were detained.

The three defendants are associated with a neighborhood street gang that operates in and around the Salem Lafayette Apartments in Jersey City.

At the time of their arrests yesterday, George and Ingram each possessed a loaded firearm.

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 term of 40 years in prison.

Sellinger credited special agents of HSI Newark, under the leadership of Special Agent in Charge Ricky J. Patel, and investigators the Jersey City Police Department, under the direction of Director James Shea, with the investigation leading to the charges.

He also thanked the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Esther Suarez, special agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Bryan Miller, special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James E. Dennehy, for their assistance.

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.

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