LINDEN, NJ - Kyia Giles, age 20, Jasline Philippe, age 55, Michael Jean, age 22, Terrence Pierre, age 20 and Johanson Philippe, age 20 all residents from Linden, were arrested on Friday, Nov. 4, following a two month investigation by members of the Linden Police Narcotics Bureau.
Officers from the Roselle Police Department Narcotics Bureau and Union County Prosecutors Office Guns, Gangs, Drugs, and Violent Crime Task Force assisted in the execution of a search warrant on the 1100 block of Passiac Ave. in Linden.
Linden police said, around 2:15 p.m. officers entered the apartment and immediately located Kyia Giles, age 20, Jasline Philippe, age 55, Michael Jean, age 22, and Terrence Pierre, age 20. Johanson Philippe was located in the back of the apartment attempting to throw several bags of marijuana out of a window.
Police say, a Victor .38 S&W Colt revolver was recovered from the scene, along with a quantity of suspected cocaine, Xanax, and marijuana.
All 5 were charged with 2nd. degree possession of a weapon during a CDS offense, 3rd. degree possession with intent to distribute Xanax, 3rd degree unlawful possession of a weapon, 3rd. degree possession of Cocaine/Xanax, 3rd. degree possession with intent to distribute Cocaine, 4th. degree distribution of marijuana, as well as disorderly persons possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug Paraphernalia, police reported. .
“These arrests are a direct result of community members working with police to stop crime in their neighborhood” said Linden Police Captain William Turbett, Commander of the Investigative Division “That cooperation is vital to protecting our community.”
Johanson Philippe, Giles, Jean, and Pierre were committed to the Union County Jail on $150,000 bail. Jasline Philippe was release on $75,000 bail pending a court appearance.