A Hoboken man was hit with drug charges twice in about 24 hours near a housing authority building this week, Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera said.
On Wednesday, Jeffrey Ferguson, 27, of Hoboken, was charged with sale of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin), sale of CDS within 500 feet of public housing, and sale of CDS within 1,000 feet of a school zone, Cabrera said.
Around 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 3rd, Police Officer Mark Mullins was in the area of 301 Jackson St. when he noticed an individual engaging in suspicious behavior. Mullins believed the individual was attempting to purchase illegal narcotics.
He continued to watch the man until he walked away, going eastbound on 3rd Street. Mullins circled the block in his police vehicle and caught up with the man in the area of 333 Monroe Street, about two blocks from 3rd and Jackson Street. The man was eventually identified as Jason Rubin, 36, of Hoboken, officials said.
An on-scene investigation revealed Rubin was in position of 13 wax folds believed to contain Heroin a controlled dangerous substance. Rubin was arrested and charged with possession of a CDS (heroin) and defiant trespassing, authorities said.
Both charges went on a summons and Rubin was released after being processed.
From there, Det. Sgt. William Collins and Det. Fabian Quinones began an investigation into the narcotic transaction and identified the seller.
On Wednesday, May 6th, Collins and Quinones identified Ferguson as the seller. As a result, his charges were placed on a warrant.
The following day at about 7:56 p.m., Collins, Quinones, along with Police Officers Connor Milne, Marc Lombardi, and Shelby Seickendick, arrested Ferguson in the area of 301 Jackson St.
Ferguson already had a warrant for his arrest and a search of his person found him to be in possession of marijuana, police said.
He was processed on the warrant issued on May 6th and additionally charged with possession of a CDS (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. The latter two charges were placed on a summons.
Ferguson was the transported to the Hudson County Rehabilitation and Correction Center after being processed, authorities said.