Irvington Man Pleads Guilty After Being Found With Large Quantities Of Crack And Heroin Vials

Mocobizscene- In Camden, New Jersey, a man named Taurean Gordon, aged 40 and from Irvington, has admitted to several federal charges. These charges include unlawfully possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon and having the intent to distribute controlled substances. The controlled substances in question are fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine.

Key Points

    • On February 11, 2021, while conducting surveillance in Newark, law enforcement observed Gordon engage in suspicious activities indicative of drug trafficking.
    • Gordon was seen transferring a large black bag from his Ford Edge to a Chevrolet Malibu, registered in his name, and later engaged in a transaction resembling a hand-to-hand drug deal.
    • A subsequent search led to the recovery of a North American Arms Inc. .22 caliber revolver, model NAA-22LR from Gordon’s boot, 41 ‘bricks’ of suspected heroin, and 603 vials of suspected crack cocaine from his vehicle.
    • A ‘brick’ is a package of 50 glassine envelopes containing individual doses of heroin packaged for distribution in paper.
    • Laboratory analysis of the substances is pending, but there is probable cause to believe they are heroin and crack cocaine.
    • The firearm and five rounds of .22 caliber ammunition were manufactured outside New Jersey, indicating interstate commerce involvement.
    • The narcotics offense carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. The firearm possession charge could lead to 10 years in prison, and the firearm possession in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime carries a minimum of five years and up to a life sentence, with each firearm count having a maximum fine of $250,000.
    • Sentencing is scheduled for May 8, 2024.

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