Ten Connected to Marion Gardens Gang Charged in Drug Case

Ten Connected to Marion Gardens Gang Charged in Drug Case

Ten members of a Jersey City gang linked to the Marion Gardens Housing Complex were indicted today for their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy.

According to US 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 pm today before US Magistrate Judge Michael A. Hammer in Newark federal court.

Myron Williams, Pickett, Alomar, Rogers, Richardson, Wilson, Javon Williams, Davis, and Anderson were allegedly 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 killing on Nov. 1, 2022, was allegedly committed in furtherance of the gang’s drug-trafficking activities, during the attempted theft of controlled substances. Davis, prosecutors said, facilitated that killing by talking to 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 allegedly robbed the victim of the narcotics supply while Pickett and Wilson held the victim and his companion at gunpoint. Pickett allegedly shot and killed the victim while the victim’s companion fled. Pickett and Wilson then fled the Marion Gardens Housing Complex in Pickett’s vehicle.

Prosecutors say the gang’s drug-trafficking activities included hundreds of narcotics transactions that took place in and around the Marion Gardens Housing Complex during the investigation. Thomas, they said, was the main supplier of narcotics to the Marion Gardens drug-trafficking organization.

All defendants face 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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