Three members of a Jersey City street gang were charged today for their roles in a cocaine distribution organization, as well as for firearms violations.
According to U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger, Rodney Broadway, aka “Banks,” 31; Parish George, aka “P Money,” 31; and Dejahn Ingram, aka “Fresh,” 32, all of Jersey City were each charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.
George and Ingram were also charged with unlawful possession of firearms as convicted felons, and Broadway is charged with unlawful possession of ammunition as a convicted felon. Broadway and George are also charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
All three defendants appeared today before U.S. Magistrate Judge André M. Espinosa in Newark federal court and were detained.
The three defendants are associated with a neighborhood street gang that operates in and around the Salem Lafayette Apartments. At the time of their arrests on Jan. 19, 2023, George and Ingram each possessed a loaded firearm. Search warrants executed at multiple residences associated with Broadway, George, and Ingram revealed a significant quantity of cocaine, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and other paraphernalia.
The defendants each face a mandatory minimum term of five years in prison and a maximum term of 40 years in prison.
This investigation was conducted as part of the Jersey City Violent Crime Initiative. The VCI was formed in 2018 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Jersey City Police Department, for the sole purpose of combatting violent crime in and around Jersey City.