Bayonne Narcotics Operation Busted, 3 Arrested

Photos Courtesy of Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office

NEARLY 3 KILOGRAMS OF COCAINE SEIZED AND THREE ARRESTED IN BAYONNE NARCOTICS OPERATION

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

On June 3, 2021, following a month-long investigation, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force executed search warrants at two residences in Bayonne leading to the seizure of nearly three kilograms of cocaine and 95 fentanyl pills.

During the operation, officers arrested three individuals who were charged with various narcotics offenses. The search warrants and narcotics seizures occurred at 11A Willow Street and 20 W. 49th Street in Bayonne. Minor children were present in both homes at the time the search warrants were executed, just before 1 a.m.

  • Edwin Roman, age 36, of Bayonne, was charged with two counts of Distribution of CDS in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5; two counts of Conspiracy to Distribute CDS in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2 and 35-5; two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5; and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A(2).
  • Alexander Mendoza, age 37, of Bayonne, was charged with was charged with two counts of Distribution of CDS in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5; two counts of Conspiracy to Distribute CDS in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2 and 35-5; Distribution of CDS Within

500 Feet of Public Property in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1A; Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5; Possession With Intent to Distribute Prescription Legend Drugs in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10A(3); Possession With Intent to Distribute CDS Within 500 Feet of Public Property in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1A; Maintaining a CDS Production Facility in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-4; and Endangering the Welfare of a Child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A(2).

Shannette Pasols, age 35, of Bayonne, was charged with two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A(2)

Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, the Bayonne Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations-Newark, and the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit, with the investigation and arrests.

The above charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).