Prosecutor: Hoboken University Medical Center doctor arrested in undercover drug sting


A doctor at the Hoboken University Medical Center was arrested in an undercover drug sting after her partner who sold 150 grams of cocaine to an undercover police officer, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Friday, members of the HCPO Narcotics Task Force, the DEA, and the Hoboken Police Department arrested Serge Corporan, 31, of Hoboken, and Elizabeth Johnson, a 38-year-old Hoboken resident and doctor at the HUMC, following an investigation regarding the sale of illegal drugs, Suarez said in a statement.

During the investigation, Corporan sold cocaine in excess of 150 grams to an undercover officer on multiple dates in February and March of 2022. He was found to be in possession of an additional 30 grams of cocaine at the time of his arrest.

A court authorized search warrant of a residence Corporan and Johnson shared was subsequently executed on Friday, which resulted in the recovery of 17 grams of cocaine, over 60 Ecstasy pills, and drug paraphernalia.

Over $15,000 worth of drugs were recovered during the course of the investigation.

Corporan is charged with distribution of (cocaine), four counts of distribution, five counts of possession with the intent to distribute within 500 feet of public property, possession with the intent to distribute, possession with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, the same charges related to ecstacy possession, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to distribute. Johnson faces the same charges.

Corporan was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility and released following his first court appearance on Saturday, March 19th. Johnson was released on a summons and is scheduled to make her first court appearance on Friday, April 1st.

Suarez credited the Narcotics Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Hoboken Police Department, and the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit with the investigation and arrests.

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