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21 indicted following central New Jersey heroin raid

Derek Fuqua, 36, of Piscataway is charged with: Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network (1st degree), Maintaining or Operating a Heroin Production Facility (1st degree), Distribution of Heroin (1st degree), Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute (1st degree), Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute (1st degree), Distribution of Heroin (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin in School Zone (2 counts - 3rd degree), Possession of Gun as Convicted Felon (2nd degree), Possession of Gun During Drug Offense (2nd degree), and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (2nd degree).
April 4, 2014 12:45:19 PM PDT
Twenty-one people have been indicted following the disruption of what New Jersey law enforcement officials say was a high-volume heroin distribution network.

New Jersey's attorney general said Thursday that Derek Fuqua has been charged with several counts, including leading a narcotics trafficking network.

The 36-year-old Piscataway resident allegedly used friends and relatives to distribute the drug in Middlesex, Somerset, Mercer, Monmouth and Hudson counties.

Fuqua's attorney, Andrew Seewald, cited a defendant's "presumption of innocence" when asked for comment.

Law enforcement agencies participated in the April 2013 raid, seizing more than $250,000 in drugs, about $150,000 in cash, six guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

Twenty other people face charges of conspiracy and money laundering for allegedly assisting in the heroin ring.

Fuqua could face life in prison.

All of the following 11 defendants were charged with first-degree racketeering, second-degree conspiracy and second-degree money laundering. They also face additional charges, as indicated:

Derek Fuqua, 36, of Piscataway. Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network (1st degree), Maintaining or Operating a Heroin Production Facility (1st degree), Distribution of Heroin (1st degree), Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute (1st degree), Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute (1st degree), Distribution of Heroin (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin in School Zone (2 counts - 3rd degree), Possession of Gun as Convicted Felon (2nd degree), Possession of Gun During Drug Offense (2nd degree), and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (2nd degree).

Cynthia Fuqua, 52, of New Brunswick. Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute in School Zone (3rd degree), Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute (3rd degree), and Maintaining Fortified Premises (Video Security System at Seaman Street Home) (3rd degree).

Tyquan M. Fuqua, 22, of New Brunswick. Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute in School Zone (3rd degree), Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute (3rd degree), and Maintaining Fortified Premises (Video Security System at Seaman Street Home) (3rd degree).

Jenneffer Morfa, 27, of New Brunswick. Maintaining or Operating a Heroin Production Facility (1st degree), Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute (1st degree), Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute (1st degree), and Possession of Gun During Drug Offense (2nd degree).

Kevin Harrell, 35, of Piscataway. Maintaining or Operating a Heroin Production Facility (1st degree), Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute (2nd degree), and Unlawful Possession of a Stun Gun (4th degree).

Rashaun Bryant, 32, of Edison. Maintaining or Operating a Heroin Production Facility (1st degree), Possession of Gun as Convicted Felon (2nd degree), Possession of Gun During Drug Offense (2nd degree), and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (2nd degree).

Samone English, 37, of Edison. Maintaining or Operating a Heroin Production Facility (1st degree), and Possession of Gun During Drug Offense (2nd degree).

Trevis Thomas, 24, Jersey City. Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute (1st degree).

Keith Prim, 41, of Carteret. Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute (2nd degree).

Simya Berrien, 22, of New Brunswick.

Chanell Virgil, 36, of Somerset.

The following 10 people were charged with second-degree conspiracy and second-degree money laundering. They also face additional charges, as indicated:

Alphonso Fuqua, 51, of New Brunswick. Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute in School Zone (3rd degree), Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute (3rd degree), and Maintaining Fortified Premises (Video Security System at Seaman Street Home) (3rd degree).

James Fuqua, 54, of New Brunswick. Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute in School Zone (3rd degree), Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute (3rd degree), and Maintaining Fortified Premises (Video Security System at Seaman Street Home) (3rd degree).

Allen Coleman, 54, of New Brunswick. Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute in School Zone (3rd degree), Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute (3rd degree), and Maintaining Fortified Premises (Video Security System at Seaman Street Home) (3rd degree).

Eddie Wall, 33, of Jersey City. Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute (1st degree).

Marion Darby, 32, New Brunswick.

James Smith, 29, of New Brunswick.

Andre Childs, 27, of East Windsor. Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute (3rd degree), Possession of Methylone with Intent to Distribute (3rd degree), and Possession of Cocaine (3rd degree).

Lonnie Britton, 34, of Somerset.

Shakira Styles, 35, of Piscataway. Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute (2nd degree) and Unlawful Possession of a Stun Gun (4th degree).

Johnny Totten, 38, of Franklin Township. Possession of Gun as Convicted Felon (2nd degree) and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (2 counts - 2nd degree).


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