HOBOKEN - Acting on tips from area residents, police have made arrests related to the sale of drugs—including heroin on Harrison Street in Hoboken.

At about 7:15 PM, on July 07, Detective Sergeant William Collins observed two hand-to-hand transactions in the area of 314-318 Harrison Street. Based on numerous complaints from residents reporting alleged drug transactions in that area, Collins dispatched Detective Fabian Quinones and Detective Connor Milne to intercept one of males involved.

Santos Lopez, 58, Hoboken, was found to be in possession of suspect Heroin, Marijuana, Hypodermic Syringes with needles and drug paraphernalia. Lopez was charged with Possession of a Control Dangerous Substance Heroin, Possession of Control Dangerous Substance Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Hypodermic Needle/Syringe, and Defiant Trespassing. Lopez’s charges were placed on a summons and he was released.

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The investigation continued and on July 08, Lagrone Ladson 41, Hoboken, was formally charged with Possession with intent to Distribute CDS Heroin, Possession with intent to Distribute CDS Heroin within 500 feet of a Public Housing, Possession with intent to Distribute CDS Heroin within 1000 feet of a school zone, Possession with intent to Distribute CDS Marijuana, Possession with intent to Distribute CDS Marijuana within 500 feet of a Public Housing, and Possession with intent to Distribute CDS Marijuana within 1000 feet of a school zone.

Lagrone turned himself in on July 20 and was processed for the above listed charges. He was then transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Residents’ tips are an essential investigative tool for the Hoboken Police Department, officials say, and can be left anonymously by calling 201-420-2111.

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