Police: Hoboken cops bust 3 men, 1 woman, for heroin possession in 2 separate incidents

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The Hoboken Police Department busted three men and one woman for heroin possession in the same vicinity on Marshall Street, authorities said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Francisco Martinez, 67, of Union City, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS, heroin), possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of prescription legend drugs, according to Police Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera.

Additionally, Taquana Dixon, 28, of Hoboken, was charged with distribution of CDS (heroin), distribution of heroin within 500 feet of public housing, distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet of a school zone, possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin within 500 feet of public housing, and possession with intent to distribute heroin within 1,000 feet of a school zone, with the identical charges for crack cocaine possession, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Saturday, at about 5:36 p.m., Street Crime Unit Detectives Mark Mullins, Connor Milne, and Fabian Quinones, under the supervision of Det. Sgt. William Collins arrested Martinez.

Martinez was arrested in the area of 200 Marshall St. and was in possession of 10 wax folds of suspected heroin, drug paraphernalia, and two pills of suspected prescription legend drugs.

Martinez was transported to police headquarters and his charges were placed on a warrant. He also had three open warrants from the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office.

Martinez was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility. Prior to Martinez being placed under arrest, Det. Mark Mullins had observed what he believed to be a drug transaction between Martinez and a woman identified as Dixon.

A short time later, at approximately 5:54 p.m., Collins and Det. Fabian Quinones located her in the area of 310 Jackson St. and placed Dixon under arrest.

Search incident to Dixon’s arrest, she was found to be in possession of 43 wax folds of heroin, 48 small bags of suspected crack cocaine, and five plastic vials of suspected crack cocaine.

Dixon was charged on a warrant and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility, police said.

Two men were then arrested in a separate incident on Sunday.

Franklyn Hernandez, 33, Union City, was charged with possession of CDA (heroin) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Furthermore, Derrick Delacruz, 28, of Hoboken, was charged with distribution of CDS (heroin), distribution of heroin within 500 feet of public housing, distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet of a school zone, possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin within 500 feet of public housing, and possession with intent to distribute heroin within 1,000 feet of a school zone.

At about 8:30 p.m., Mullins, Milne, and Quinones, under the supervision of Collins arrested Hernandez in the area of 200 Marshall St. and was in possession of 10 wax folds of suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Hernandez was transported to police headquarters, where his charges were placed on a warrant. He was then remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Prior to Hernandez being placed under arrest, Mullins had observed what he believed to be a drug transaction between Hernandez and a man identified as Delacruz.

As a result, Quinones generated a warrant for the arrest of Delacruz.

On Friday, July 16th, at 7:32 p.m., Detective Sergeant William Collins had observed Delacruz in the area of 311 Harrison St. With the above active warrant, Delacruz was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.

Search incident to his arrest, Mullins uncovered 5) wax folds of heroin. Delacruz was additionally charged on heroin before being transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility, officials said.

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  1. Maybe the chairman and his sidekick should step down, or if they care so much about The Y and Citibike ribbon cuttings they should run for council…. (again ) LOL!

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