Score:   1
Docket Number:   D-NJ  3:19-cr-00499
Case Name:   USA v. HALL
  Press Releases:
Fourteen Arrests Made in Coordinated Takedown by Federal and State Law Enforcement; One Defendant At Large

TRENTON, N.J. – Fifteen people were charged for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute significant quantities of heroin and cocaine in the Bayshore area of Monmouth and Middlesex counties, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today.

Fourteen of the defendants (see chart below) were charged by complaint with conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and all 15 defendants were charged with conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. Those arrested today are scheduled to have their initial appearances this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni in Trenton federal court. One defendant, Shavar Williams, remains at large.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

From May 2017 to November 2018 the defendants and others engaged in a drug trafficking conspiracy that operated in the Raritan Bayshore region of Middlesex and northern Monmouth counties.

Through the interception of telephone calls and text messages pursuant to court-authorized wiretap orders, controlled purchases of heroin and cocaine, the use of confidential sources of information, and other investigative techniques, law enforcement learned that defendants Guy Jackson, Richard Gethers, and Deberal Rogers regularly obtained from defendant Gregory Gillens large quantities of heroin and cocaine for distribution. Defendant Lashawn Mealing, Jackson’s wife, also engaged in the conspiracy to distribute these illegal drugs along with her husband.

Members of the conspiracy redistributed the heroin and cocaine supplied by Gillens, for profit, to other conspirators, distributors, sub-dealers, and end users in the Bayshore area. Based on laboratory analysis of heroin obtained via controlled purchases from a member of the conspiracy, the heroin distributed by the conspiracy is believed to contain fentanyl, a dangerous synthetic opioid.

Law enforcement officials intercepted numerous discussions between the conspirators regarding the availability of quantities of heroin and cocaine, pricing, packaging, quantity, and customer satisfaction. The members of the conspiracy frequently took, and discussed taking, affirmative steps to avoid detection by law enforcement, including using prepaid cellular telephones with fictitious or no subscriber information, engaging in counter surveillance of law enforcement vehicles, using multiple vehicles to conduct narcotics transactions, discussing whether certain individuals might be cooperating with law enforcement, and speaking in coded language to disguise the illicit nature of their discussions.

The heroin and cocaine conspiracy counts charged in the complaint each carry a statutory mandatory minimum term of five years and a maximum of 40 years in prison, and a maximum fine of $5 million.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the FBI, Newark Division, Red Bank Resident Agency, Jersey Shore Gang and Criminal Organization Task Force (including representatives from the Bradley Beach, Brick, Howell, Toms River, Union Beach and Marlboro police departments, and the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office) under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie; special agents of the FBI, Philadelphia Division, Scranton Resident Agency, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael T. Harpster; the N.J. State Police, under the direction of Col. Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent; the Matawan Police Department, under the direction of Chief Thomas J. Falco, Jr.; the Holmdel Police Department, under the direction of Chief John Mioduszewski; the Highlands Police Department, under the direction of Chief Robert Burton; the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni; the Old Bridge Police Department, under the direction of Chief William A. Volkert; the Keansburg Police Department, under the direction of Chief James K. Pigott; the Hazlet Police Department, under the direction of Chief Philip Meehan; and the Aberdeen Police Department, under the direction of Chief John T. Powers, with the investigation leading to today’s charges. U.S. Attorney Carpenito also thanked the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Shaun Golden; the Monmouth County Police Academy, under the direction of Director Darryl G. Breckenridge; and the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, under the direction of Warden Donald Sutton; for their logistical support.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elisa T. Wiygul of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Criminal Division in Trenton.

The charges and allegations contained in the complaints are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.



Name





Age





Residence





Guy Jackson





46





Effort, Pennsylvania





Gregory Gillens





46





Hillside, New Jersey





Lashawn Mealing





47





Effort, Pennsylvania





Richard Gethers





43





Perth Amboy, New Jersey





Deberal Rogers





46





Perth Amboy, New Jersey





Krystal Cordoba





33





Elizabeth, New Jersey





Daniel Alfano





44





Keansburg, New Jersey





Daniel McHugh





48





Sayreville, New Jersey





Tyler Scarangello





33





Belford, New Jersey





David Nagy





41





Old Bridge, New Jersey





Christy Dube





33





Cliffwood, New Jersey





George Holiday, Sr.





47





Union Beach, New Jersey





*Daryl Jackson





45





Old Bridge, New Jersey





Shavar Williams





43





Cliffwood, New Jersey





Brian Hall





47





Howell, New Jersey



*Defendant only charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

Docket (0 Docs):   https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bD6dh26u4D2TXXgFMR0mmQ6I8Lqg2g61TZ3y6c3-X8k/edit#gid=0
  Last Updated: 2020-03-19 00:52:02 UTC
Description: The fiscal year of the data file obtained from the AOUSC
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Description: The code of the federal judicial circuit where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: The code of the federal judicial district where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: The code of the district office where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: Docket number assigned by the district to the case
Format: A7

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which cannot be modified by the court
Format: A3

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which can be modified by the court
Format: A3

Description: A sequential number indicating whether a case is an original proceeding or a reopen
Format: N5

Description: Case type associated with the current defendant record
Format: A2

Description: Case type associated with a magistrate case if the current case was merged from a magistrate case
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Format: A18

Description: A concatenation of district, office, docket number, case type, and reopen sequence number
Format: A15

Description: The docket number originally given to a case assigned to a magistrate judge and subsequently merged into a criminal case
Format: A7

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a magistrate case
Format: A3

Description: The status of the defendant as assigned by the AOUSC
Format: A2

Description: A code indicating the fugitive status of a defendant
Format: A1

Description: The date upon which a defendant became a fugitive
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which a fugitive defendant was taken into custody
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date when a case was first docketed in the district court
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which proceedings in a case commenced on charges pending in the district court where the defendant appeared, or the date of the defendant’s felony-waiver of indictment
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: A code used to identify the nature of the proceeding
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Description: The date when a defendant first appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
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Description: A code indicating the event by which a defendant appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
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Description: A code indicating the type of legal counsel assigned to a defendant
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Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the highest severity
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Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE1
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Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE1
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE1
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Description: The FIPS code used to indicate the county or parish where an offense was committed
Format: A5

Description: The date of the last action taken on the record
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which judicial proceedings before the court concluded
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which the final sentence is recorded on the docket
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which the case was closed
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The total fine imposed at sentencing for all offenses of which the defendant was convicted and a fine was imposed
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Description: A count of defendants filed including inter-district transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants filed excluding inter-district transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of original proceedings commenced
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants filed whose proceedings commenced by reopen, remand, appeal, or retrial
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated including interdistrict transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated excluding interdistrict transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of original proceedings terminated
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated whose proceedings commenced by reopen, remand, appeal, or retrial
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants pending as of the last day of the period including long term fugitives
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants pending as of the last day of the period excluding long term fugitives
Format: N1

Description: The source from which the data were loaded into the AOUSC’s NewSTATS database
Format: A10

Description: A sequential number indicating the iteration of the defendant record
Format: N2

Description: The date the record was loaded into the AOUSC’s NewSTATS database
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: Statistical year ID label on data file obtained from the AOUSC which represents termination year
Format: YYYY

Data imported from FJC Integrated Database
Magistrate Docket Number:   D-NJ  3:18-mj-05045
Case Name:   USA v. JACKSON et al
  Press Releases:
Fourteen Arrests Made in Coordinated Takedown by Federal and State Law Enforcement; One Defendant At Large

TRENTON, N.J. – Fifteen people were charged for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute significant quantities of heroin and cocaine in the Bayshore area of Monmouth and Middlesex counties, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today.

Fourteen of the defendants (see chart below) were charged by complaint with conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and all 15 defendants were charged with conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. Those arrested today are scheduled to have their initial appearances this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni in Trenton federal court. One defendant, Shavar Williams, remains at large.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

From May 2017 to November 2018 the defendants and others engaged in a drug trafficking conspiracy that operated in the Raritan Bayshore region of Middlesex and northern Monmouth counties.

Through the interception of telephone calls and text messages pursuant to court-authorized wiretap orders, controlled purchases of heroin and cocaine, the use of confidential sources of information, and other investigative techniques, law enforcement learned that defendants Guy Jackson, Richard Gethers, and Deberal Rogers regularly obtained from defendant Gregory Gillens large quantities of heroin and cocaine for distribution. Defendant Lashawn Mealing, Jackson’s wife, also engaged in the conspiracy to distribute these illegal drugs along with her husband.

Members of the conspiracy redistributed the heroin and cocaine supplied by Gillens, for profit, to other conspirators, distributors, sub-dealers, and end users in the Bayshore area. Based on laboratory analysis of heroin obtained via controlled purchases from a member of the conspiracy, the heroin distributed by the conspiracy is believed to contain fentanyl, a dangerous synthetic opioid.

Law enforcement officials intercepted numerous discussions between the conspirators regarding the availability of quantities of heroin and cocaine, pricing, packaging, quantity, and customer satisfaction. The members of the conspiracy frequently took, and discussed taking, affirmative steps to avoid detection by law enforcement, including using prepaid cellular telephones with fictitious or no subscriber information, engaging in counter surveillance of law enforcement vehicles, using multiple vehicles to conduct narcotics transactions, discussing whether certain individuals might be cooperating with law enforcement, and speaking in coded language to disguise the illicit nature of their discussions.

The heroin and cocaine conspiracy counts charged in the complaint each carry a statutory mandatory minimum term of five years and a maximum of 40 years in prison, and a maximum fine of $5 million.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the FBI, Newark Division, Red Bank Resident Agency, Jersey Shore Gang and Criminal Organization Task Force (including representatives from the Bradley Beach, Brick, Howell, Toms River, Union Beach and Marlboro police departments, and the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office) under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie; special agents of the FBI, Philadelphia Division, Scranton Resident Agency, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael T. Harpster; the N.J. State Police, under the direction of Col. Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent; the Matawan Police Department, under the direction of Chief Thomas J. Falco, Jr.; the Holmdel Police Department, under the direction of Chief John Mioduszewski; the Highlands Police Department, under the direction of Chief Robert Burton; the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni; the Old Bridge Police Department, under the direction of Chief William A. Volkert; the Keansburg Police Department, under the direction of Chief James K. Pigott; the Hazlet Police Department, under the direction of Chief Philip Meehan; and the Aberdeen Police Department, under the direction of Chief John T. Powers, with the investigation leading to today’s charges. U.S. Attorney Carpenito also thanked the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Shaun Golden; the Monmouth County Police Academy, under the direction of Director Darryl G. Breckenridge; and the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, under the direction of Warden Donald Sutton; for their logistical support.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elisa T. Wiygul of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Criminal Division in Trenton.

The charges and allegations contained in the complaints are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.



Name





Age





Residence





Guy Jackson





46





Effort, Pennsylvania





Gregory Gillens





46





Hillside, New Jersey





Lashawn Mealing





47





Effort, Pennsylvania





Richard Gethers





43





Perth Amboy, New Jersey





Deberal Rogers





46





Perth Amboy, New Jersey





Krystal Cordoba





33





Elizabeth, New Jersey





Daniel Alfano





44





Keansburg, New Jersey





Daniel McHugh





48





Sayreville, New Jersey





Tyler Scarangello





33





Belford, New Jersey





David Nagy





41





Old Bridge, New Jersey





Christy Dube





33





Cliffwood, New Jersey





George Holiday, Sr.





47





Union Beach, New Jersey





*Daryl Jackson





45





Old Bridge, New Jersey





Shavar Williams





43





Cliffwood, New Jersey





Brian Hall





47





Howell, New Jersey



*Defendant only charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

Docket (0 Docs):   https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gjkWBNvG8RcI2DUX22gfoEB27CVb2M4g9YQYMYCw8Ys/edit#gid=0
  Last Updated: 2020-03-07 07:22:22 UTC
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Format: YYYY

Description: The code of the federal judicial circuit where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: The code of the federal judicial district where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: The code of the district office where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: Docket number assigned by the district to the case
Format: A7

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which cannot be modified by the court
Format: A3

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which can be modified by the court
Format: A3

Description: A sequential number indicating whether a case is an original proceeding or a reopen
Format: N5

Description: Case type associated with the current defendant record
Format: A2

Description: Case type associated with a magistrate case if the current case was merged from a magistrate case
Format: A2

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Format: A15

Description: The docket number originally given to a case assigned to a magistrate judge and subsequently merged into a criminal case
Format: A7

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a magistrate case
Format: A3

Description: The status of the defendant as assigned by the AOUSC
Format: A2

Description: A code indicating the fugitive status of a defendant
Format: A1

Description: The date upon which a defendant became a fugitive
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which a fugitive defendant was taken into custody
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date when a case was first docketed in the district court
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which proceedings in a case commenced on charges pending in the district court where the defendant appeared, or the date of the defendant’s felony-waiver of indictment
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: A code used to identify the nature of the proceeding
Format: N2

Description: The date when a defendant first appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: A code indicating the event by which a defendant appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
Format: A2

Description: A code indicating the type of legal counsel assigned to a defendant
Format: N2

Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the highest severity
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE1
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE1
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE1
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE1
Format: A3

Description: The FIPS code used to indicate the county or parish where an offense was committed
Format: A5

Description: The date of the last action taken on the record
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which judicial proceedings before the court concluded
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which the final sentence is recorded on the docket
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which the case was closed
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The total fine imposed at sentencing for all offenses of which the defendant was convicted and a fine was imposed
Format: N8

Description: A count of defendants filed including inter-district transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants filed excluding inter-district transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of original proceedings commenced
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants filed whose proceedings commenced by reopen, remand, appeal, or retrial
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated including interdistrict transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated excluding interdistrict transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of original proceedings terminated
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated whose proceedings commenced by reopen, remand, appeal, or retrial
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants pending as of the last day of the period including long term fugitives
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants pending as of the last day of the period excluding long term fugitives
Format: N1

Description: The source from which the data were loaded into the AOUSC’s NewSTATS database
Format: A10

Description: A sequential number indicating the iteration of the defendant record
Format: N2

Description: The date the record was loaded into the AOUSC’s NewSTATS database
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: Statistical year ID label on data file obtained from the AOUSC which represents termination year
Format: YYYY

Data imported from FJC Integrated Database
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