Ten members of a Jersey City gang associated with the Marion Gardens Housing Complex were charged today for their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy.
According to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger, Myron Williams, aka “Money,” aka “Tunchi,” 29, and Andre Alomar, aka “Dre8,” 21, both of Newark; and Herbert Thomas, 48; Roger Pickett, aka “Zy Gz,” 22; Anthony Rogers, aka “MG,” 22; Naim Richardson, aka “Ninicks,” 29; Quaseame Wilson, aka “Qua Gz,” 26; Javon Williams, aka “J45,” 21; Jawaad Davis, 20; and Keith Anderson, 21, all of Jersey City, New Jersey, are each charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.
The defendants are scheduled to appear at 2:30 p.m. today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael A. Hammer in Newark federal court.
Myron Williams, Pickett, Alomar, Rogers, Richardson, Wilson, Javon Williams, Davis, and Anderson are allegedly all members and associates of a neighborhood street gang associated with the Marion Gardens Housing Complex.
Since March 2021, say prosecutors, members and associates of the Marion Gardens street gang have committed numerous acts of violence, including a murder on March 29, 2021; a murder on Nov. 20, 2021 and a murder on Nov. 1, 2022.
The murder on Nov. 1, 2022, was allegedly committed in furtherance of the gang’s drug trafficking activities, during an attempted robbery of controlled substances. Davis, say prosecutors, facilitated that murder by communicating with the victim to coordinate a narcotics transaction. When the victim and another associate arrived at the Marion Gardens Housing Complex to complete the narcotics transaction, Davis is said to have robbed the victim’s narcotics supply while Pickett and Wilson held the victim and his associate at gunpoint. Pickett allegedly shot and killed the victim while the victim’s associate fled. Pickett and Wilson then fled the Marion Gardens Housing Complex in Pickett’s vehicle.
Prosecutors claim that the gang’s drug trafficking activities included hundreds of narcotics transactions that occurred within and around the Marion Gardens Housing Complex during the investigation. Thomas, they say, was the primary supplier of narcotics to the Marion Gardens drug trafficking organization.
All defendants are facing a mandatory minimum of five years in prison, a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison, and a fine of up to $5 million.
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