4 charged in heroin, cocaine distribution scheme


Four people have been arrested on drug charges after a two-month long investigation into a cocaine and heroin distribution organization in Trenton and Ewing, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office announced Tuesday.

Investigators recorded hours of surveillance and made multiple undercover purchases of cocaine between December 2017 and this month, the office said.

On Friday, Feb. 9, prosecutor’s detectives and police arrested Reginald Jackson, 34, of Ewing at the Parkway Gardens apartments in Ewing. He had 15 grams of powder cocaine on him, the office said.

The investigation had revealed an apartment in the 100 block of Oakland Street in Trenton was being used as a stash location and officers executed a search warrant there the same day.

Arrested there were Ryan Pullen, 38; Jade Long, 32; and Anthony Hearns, 31, all of Trenton.

When the police arrived, they watched Pullen break a window and toss a 9-millimeter firearm onto the roof, which police recovered, the office said.

Detectives found 10 grams of crack cocaine, 35 grams of powder cocaine, 30 bricks of heroin and $1,547 in cash at the apartment.

In addition to the roof gun, officers recovered two additional handguns in a second-floor apartment. The prosecutor’s officer estimates the seized drugs have a street value of $12,000.

All four were charged with various second-degree drug offenses. Pullen was additionally charged with weapons offenses. The office also seized Jackson’s 2001 Honda Accord as drug sales proceeds. 

Olivia Rizzo may be reached at orizzo@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @LivRizz. Find NJ.com on Facebook 



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