PISCATAWAY, NJ - A 48-year-old Piscataway man was among 24 people arrested in a five-county sweep of a heroin distribution ring on Thursday.

William Harrison of Piscataway was arrested for Conspiracy to Distribute a controlled and dangerous substances and possession of CDS.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray announced Thursday that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Narcotics Task Force in partnership with the Newark Police Department and N.J. State Police, assisted by the FBI and  other Essex County Police Departments, as well as Morris and Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Offices assisted in Operation TIDE II, which resulted in the arrest of 24 people and eight search warrants in Newark, Union Beach, Rahway, Perth Amboy, Palisades Park, Long Branch, Woodbridge, Kenilworth and  Piscataway.

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The investigation which was based out of of Newark, mainly the Foster Street and Frelinghuysen Avenue area in the city's South Ward, which borders Elizabeth, began about two months ago. The investigation resulted in the dismantling of a heroin distribution ring emanating out of Newark to four other counties.

Acting Prosecutor Carolyn Murray stated people from the other municipalities would use the Newark location as a hub to purchase heroin, which was bought back to the other counties.

The detectives seized $8,000 in cash, two firearms, over two hundred bricks of heroin which equates to over ten thousand packets, with a street value of about $100,000 dollars, along with a small amount of marijuana, cocaine and prescription pills. A total of five cars were also seized with jewelry and two flat screen televisions.

Detectives arrested and charged the following people:

Rahmeen Reason, 28 of Rahway with Leader of a Narcotics distribution network, Conspiracy to distribute controlled dangerous substance (CDS).

Jahwkwei Fairley, 24 of Newark was charged with Conspiracy to distribute CDS and Conspiracy to commit robbery, possession  of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, and convicted felon, possession of CDS, possession of CDS to distribute.

Alshariek Morgan, 33 of Newark, Conspiracy to distribute CDS, distribution of CDS, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession within 1000ft of a school, possession of CDS within 500 feet of public housing.

Elijahwan Green, 24 of Newark, Conspiracy to distribute CDS and unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and convicted felon.

Shaquan Reeds, 21, of Newark, Conspiracy to distribute CDS.

Pablo Genao,  23, of the Bronx New York charged with possession of CDS, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of CDS within 1000ft of a school, Possession of CDS within 500 feet of public housing.

Alexandre  Marques, 36 of Kenilworth, conspiracy to  distribute CDS.

Joseph Molok, 36 of Union Beach, Conspiracy to distribute CDS.

Angel Torres, 35 of Newark, conspiracy to distribute CDS.

Dong Seok, 30 of Palisades Park, Conspiracy to distribute CDS.

Felix Perez, 45 of Perth Amboy conspiracy to distribute CDS.

Clifton Moore, 57, of Newark Conspiracy to distribute CDS. 

Timothy Smith, 35, of Woodbridge, Conspiracy to distribute CDS and Possession of CDS

Christina Naussner, 37 of  Woodbridge, Conspiracy to distribute CDS and Possession of CDS.

Juan Middleton, 62, of Newark, Conspiracy to distribute CDS and Possession of CDS, Possession of CDS within 1000 ft of a school and Possession of CDs within 500 ft of public housing.

Kerry Garner, 38, of Long Branch Conspiracy to distribute CDS , Possession of CDs, Possession with intent to Distribute.

Ismael Bimbow, 38. of Newark, conspiracy to distribute CDS

William Harrison, 48 of Piscataway Conspiracy to Distribute CDs and Possession of CDS.

Jacqueline Fairley, 52 of Newark (mother of Jahwkwei Fairley) Unlawful  Possession of a Weapon, and Possession for unlawful purpose. Possession of CDS, Possession of CDS with intent to distribute CDS.

Thomas Jaegel, 41 of Bedford NJ, Conspiracy to distribute CDS

Raquan McKenith, 25 of Newark, outstanding warrants

Jay Park 28 , of Palisades Park, Possession of CDS

Gina Park, 65 of Palisades Park , Possession of CDS.

Ji Lee, 21 of Palisades Park, Possession of CDS

The following suspects remain at large and are fugitives from justice:

Altariq McCoy, 25, of Newark conspiracy to distribute CDS

Khalil Simpson, 25, of Newark conspiracy to distribute CDS

Keyson Jenkins, 33 of Newark, conspiracy to distribute CDS.

The following Essex County Law Enforcement agencies assisted in the investigation:

  • Essex County Sheriff’s Department
  • Bloomfield Police Department
  • Fairfield Police Department
  • South Orange Police Department
  • Maplewood Police Department
  • Montclair Police Department
  • Belleville Police Department

All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a Court of Law.