Hoboken police searching for a man with outstanding warrants got their man, and one more, at a Hoboken public housing building on Feb. 12, authorities said.
Akibia Ling, 39, of Jersey City, was charged with heroin possession, resisting arrest and two counts of bail-jumping, police Lt. Edgardo Cruz said. Brian Robinson, 56, of Jersey City, was charged with heroin and cocaine possession, and other drug offenses, defiant trespass and four counts of bail-jumping.
Police were looking for Ling, who they said had warrants for shoplifting and trespassing in Hoboken. Detective John Quinones and Sgt. Jonathan Mecka searched the public housing building at 400 Marshall Dr. and on the fifth floor they saw Robinson knock on one of the apartment doors, Cruz said.
The officers saw Ling open the door and when they approached, Ling tried to keep them out, Cruz said. The officers forced their way into the apartment and found a wax fold of heroin in his Ling possession when they arrested him, Cruz said.
Robinson, who is not a resident of the city housing authority, was arrested on a defiant trespass charge and was found to have several outstanding warrants as well, Cruz said. Police searching Robinson found two glass vials of cocaine and four wax folds of suspected heroin, Cruz said.
Ling and Robinson were processed at the Hoboken police station and taken to Hudson County jail.