Police: Jersey City man busted with cocaine, pills, & a blade inside Bayonne apartment


A Jersey City man was busted with cocaine, prescription pills, and a blade inside a Bayonne apartment yesterday, also giving officers false pedigree information when he was arrested, authorities said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Rubin L. Jackson, 47, of Jersey City, was charged with hindering apprehension, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of a controlled dangerous substance (prescription pills), possession of cocaine, and cocaine charges for intent to distribute, as well as distribute with 1,000 feet of a school and 500 feet of public housing, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.

He is also accused of possession of narcotic paraphernalia and also had two outstanding warrants: one from Bayonne and one from the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office.

Yesterday at about 12:32 a.m., Jackson was taken into custody from the area of 32nd Street and Avenue C. Officers responded to the area on a report of a suspicious male roaming the halls of an area apartment building.

As officers arrived, they observed the male, later identified as Jackson, exiting the alleyway of the building.

During the on-scene investigation, Jackson could not provide a justification for being inside the building and it became apparent that he was under the influence of an intoxicant.

The investigation, and subsequent search incident to arrest, also led to the recovery of cocaine, a pill bottle with no label containing 70 pills of a controlled prescription legend drug, a shank-type tool/blade that Jackson could not provide an acceptable justification for possessing, and narcotic paraphernalia.

After being placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing, Jackson provided false pedigree information to the arresting officers. Once his true identity was confirmed, his outstanding warrants were discovered, police said.

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