A Jersey City man admitted to heroin and cocaine distribution after a Drug Enforcement Administration drug bust at his home back in 2019, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachel Honig announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Hason Armfield, 43, of Jersey City, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to an indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine, and cocaine base.
Armfield’s residence was searched as part of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Jersey City Police Department on June 7th, 2019, according to the criminal complaint.
Authorities found an undisclosed amount of heroin, cocaine, cocaine base, drug paraphernalia, and cash.
The charge to which Armfield pleaded guilty carries a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment and a $1 million fine. His sentencing is scheduled for December 6th.
Acting U.S. Attorney Honig credited agents and task force officers of the DEA, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Susan A. Gibson, and members of the Jersey City Police Department, under the direction of Public Safety Director James Shea, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.
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.