Jersey City gang members hit with drug and gun charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Three members of a Jersey City street gang were charged on Friday, January 20, for their roles in a cocaine distribution organization, as well as for firearms violations.

Rodney Broadway, aka “Banks,” 31; Parish George, aka “P Money,” 31; and Dejahn Ingram, aka “Fresh,” 32, all of Jersey City, New Jersey, are each charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.

George and Ingram are 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.

Salem Lafayette Apartments

The three defendants are associated with a neighborhood street gang that operates in and around the Salem Lafayette Apartments in Jersey City. At the time of their arrests on January 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.

Jersey City Violent Crime Initiative

This investigation was conducted as part of the Jersey City Violent Crime Initiative (VCI). 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.

As part of this partnership, federal, state, county, and city agencies collaborate to strategize and prioritize the prosecution of violent offenders who endanger the safety of the community. The VCI is composed of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FBI, the ATF, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New Jersey Division, the U.S. Marshals, the Jersey City Police Department, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, New Jersey State Parole, the Hudson County Jail, and the New Jersey State Police Regional Operations and Intelligence Center/Real Time Crime Center.

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