Heroin Dealers Nabbed
Three Trenton residents are in custody for allegedly dealing heroin in Ocean County. Prosecutor Joseph Coronato said multiple law enforcement agencies raided a Wood Street apartment in Trenton Tuesday seizing 194 doses of heroin.
Arrested were Dihmir Jones, his brother Lautherica Davenport and Arlaya Harris on drug possession and distribution counts.
Coronato said it was a cooperative multi-jurisdictional investigation conducted by the Prosecutors Office Special Operations Group (SOG), the Prosecutors Office Southern Enforcement Group, OCPO Major Crimes Unit, Stafford Township Police Department, along with the Mercer County Prosecutor Office Narcotic Task Force, Trenton Police Department and NJSP Teams Unit. The agencies conducted a No-Knock Search Warrant at 28 Wood Street, Apt. B in Trenton.
Below are the defendants, charges and bail information:
- Dihmir A. Jones, 23, of 1427 Stuyvesant Avenue, Trenton, NJ was charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute. Bail was set at $200,000 cash.
- Lautherica D. Davenport, 26, (brother of Dihmir) of 28 Wood Street, Apt B, Trenton NJ was charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute. Bail was set at $35,000 cash.
- Arlaya R. Harris (Female), 23, of 28 Wood Street, Apt B, Trenton, NJ was charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute. Bail was set at $25,000 cash.
In a press release Coronato stated, "Drug dealers importing their deadly product from jurisdictions outside of our county are targeting Ocean County residents for profit. To stop the high number of overdose deaths we must stem this flow of illegal narcotics. These arrest highlight the tremendous drug interdiction capabilities of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Special Operations Group. I commend the brave members of the partnering agencies for their courage and the sacrifice that they make on a regular basis in order to send a clear message to dealers that they will be pursued relentlessly and that Ocean count is not an open market to drug dealers."
Coronato said its the second time the SOG has had success outside the county in an effort to stem the flow of Heroin into Ocean County. He said the first, involved an operation out of Newark that lead to four arrest.