Bayonne police break up drug deal, seize cocaine, heroin, prescription drugs and $1,501
During an investigation, Bayonne police broke up a drug deal and seized cocaine, heroin, prescription drugs and $1,501 in cash, authorities said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County
William J. Kenny and Jovan V. Taylor, both 25 and of Jersey City, have each been charged with possession of a dangerous controlled substance – legendary prescription drugs – according to police captain Eric Amato.
Taylor is also charged with possession of PLD with intent to distribute, possession of PLD, cocaine and heroin, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 500 feet of public accommodations and possession of narcotic paraphernalia with intent to distribute.
Kenny and Taylor were taken into custody at around 5:02 p.m. Friday in the West 21st Street area for narcotics offences.
After receiving numerous quality of life complaints in the 18th–19th Street area regarding narcotics activity, Bayonne Police narcotics detectives opened an investigation into the matter.
During the investigation, detectives learned that two men, one of whom was identified as Kenny, were involved in the distribution of narcotics.
During the investigation, detectives observed numerous transactions where a buyer’s vehicle would be parked twice in the area and the actors retrieved narcotics for sale from vehicles parked in the area used to hide the narcotics.
On this date, they observed a vehicle approaching the area and double parking. Kenny and another man then approached the vehicle and spoke to the driver, later identified as Taylor, before recovering narcotics from a parked vehicle.
The three then drove off in Taylor’s vehicle which was eventually pulled over by detectives after observing a motor vehicle violation.
As the vehicle stopped, detectives observed, in plain view, a digital scale containing residue of white powder and narcotic paraphernalia used to package narcotics.
As the investigation progressed, detectives were able to recover cocaine, heroin, 38 pills of a legendary prescription drug (PLD) and $1,501 in cash of alleged proceeds from narcotics distribution by Taylor.
Detectives were also able to recover 11 pills from a PLD from Kenny.
During the arrest process, it was also learned that a warrant for Kenny’s arrest had been issued from Ocean County on charges involving a firearm. It was also treated on this mandate.
The vehicle used to hide the narcotics has also been taken into the custody of the police department for further investigation, police said.