4 arrested for roles in NJ cocaine distribution ring, police say
Four people were arrested on numerous drug distribution charged following a six-month investigation by several New Jersey law enforcement agencies into a cocaine distribution operation.
Dashawn Jones, 29, of Passaic; Larry Little, 42, of Belleville; Deja Walker, 37, of Clifton and Allen Danzler, 59, of Passaic were arrested Friday on conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, among other charges, police said.
Police say an investigation by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, the Passaic Police Department, the Clifton Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency revealed that the alleged cocaine distribution ring extended through Passaic, Clifton and Belleville.
After looking into the illegal activity, authorities executed 10 search warrants in Essex And Passaic counties during which detectives seized more than two ounces of crack-cocaine and more than $15,000 in cash.
Police say all four defendants were charged with conspiracy to distribute CDS. In addition, Jones and Little were charged with possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone. Jones was also charged with evidence tampering and Little is facing an additional charge of resisting arrest, police said in a statement Sunday.
Authorities say additional charges are still pending.
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