Prosecutor: 3 arrested in Jersey City as drug bust yields 700 folds of heroin, $12k cash


Three were arrested in Jersey City yesterday as a drug bust yielded around 700 folds of heroin, $12,000 cash and a small amount of crack cocaine, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Malcolm Haynes (left), Dwight Drew and April Rice. Photos courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Gang Task Force arrested three Jersey City residents while conducting an investigation on Wade Street, Suarez said in a statement.

Malcolm Haynes, 48, Dwight Drew, 30, and April Rice, were all hit with a slew of drug charges revolving around possession and intent to distribute heroin and cocaine near a public building and school property, authorities said.

Additionally, Drew was charged with hindering arrest and money laundering, as he had nearly $8,000 in cash on him when he was arrested, officials said.

Furthermore, Rice was also charged with obstruction, tampering with physical evidence and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, police said.

The investigation ultimately led to the execution of a search warrant at 122 Wade St., where detectives recovered approximately 700 folds of heroin, four grams of crack cocaine,
various types of drug paraphernalia and more than $4,000 in cash.

Following the arrests, the defendants were transported to the Hudson County Correctional
Facility in Kearny.

Suarez credited the Gang Task Force with the arrests, as well as the Jersey City Police Department for assisting with the arrests.

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  1. Mug shots ? Does Suarez know??? She used to claim the use of mugshot prejudicial on a matter pro juris . I guess its do as Suarez says and not as her office does.