JERSEY CITY — For at least the second time this year, a city woman was arrested over the weekend and is facing drug charges.

According to the Port Authority Police, 55-year-old Yvette Wilson was taken into custody on Sunday afternoon. Wilson, according to police, had been reported selling drugs in the area of Journal Square Plaza.

After being taken into custody, police said, Wilson was found with 10 decks of suspected heroin as well as 37 hypodermic needles. She was taken to the Hudson County Jail and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, and possession of a hypodermic needles.

Wilson had three outstanding warrants out of Jersey City totaling $8,650, and was also charged with bail jumping, police said.

Port Authority Police Senior Public Information Officer Joe Pentangelo said Wilson had also been arrested in August at the same location. In the August arrest, she was also charged with drug possession and intent to distribute.

According to the Jersey Journal, she was found with 24 bags of heroin.

The Journal also reported that in January she had been arrested after allegedly having heroin and marijuana in her possession, also in the same area.

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