57 arrested in Somerset County based drug ring
Fifty-seven individuals were charged as part of Operation “Crossroads Crackdown,” a six-month investigation into the distribution of cocaine and heroin in Somerset, Middlesex and Union counties. Police allege that the original target, Harry Jackson, Sr. of Bound Brook, served as the Somerset County “crossroads” for two separate CDS distribution operations—a Plainfield-based heroin distribution operation run by defendant Rickey Currie, of Plainfield, and a Franklin-based cocaine distribution operation run by defendant Angel Guadalupe, of Somerset. Police also allege that Patrick Hendrix of Elizabeth served as Currie’s “runner,” making heroin sales when directed by Currie, and meeting with Currie’s heroin supplier, Daryl Cooper, of Newark to obtain the heroin they sold. Somerset County has a thing for making large busts and like the others, this one will keep many lawyers very busy.
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