Bayonne Police Bust 2 Person Narcotics Ring Operating at 18th & 19th Streets

Bayonne Police Captain Eric Amato has announced that two, 25-year old Jersey City men have been arrested for dealing drugs in the area of 18th and 19th Streets.  William J. Kenny and Jovan V. Taylor, both of Fairview Avenue, were taken into custody at 5:02 pm on Friday, June 3 from the area of West 21st Street for narcotic violations.

After receiving numerous quality of life complaints in the area of 18th and 19th Streets involving narcotic activity, Amato says Bayonne Police Narcotics Detectives initiated an investigation into the matter.  During the investigation, detectives learned that two males, one of whom was identified as Kenny, were involved in distribution of narcotics. 

During the investigation, detectives observed numerous transactions where a buyer’s vehicle would double park in the area and the actors would retrieve narcotics for the sale from parked vehicles in the area used to stash the narcotics.  On Friday they observed a vehicle approach the area and double park.  Kenny and another male then approached the vehicle and spoke to the driver, later identified as Taylor, before retrieving narcotics from a parked vehicle.

The three then drove away in Taylor’s vehicle which was ultimately stopped by detectives after observing a motor vehicle violation.  During the vehicle stop, detectives observed, in plain view, a digital scale containing white powdery residue and narcotic paraphernalia used to package narcotics.  As the investigation progressed, detectives were able to recover cocaine, heroin, 38 pills of a prescription legend drug (PLD), and $1501 in suspected narcotic distribution proceeds from Taylor’s person. Detectives were also able to recover 11 pills of a PLD from Kenny’s person.

Kenny and Taylor were charged accordingly.  During the arrest process, it was also learned that an arrest warrant for Kenny was issued out of Ocean County for charges involving a firearm.  He was additionally processed on this warrant.  The vehicle used to stash the narcotics was also taken into the custody of the police department for further investigation.

Kenny faces a charge of Possession of CDS (PLD), while Taylor has been charged with Possession of CDS (PLD) with the intent to Distribute, Possession of CDS (PLD), Possession of CDS (Cocaine), Possession of CDS (Heroin), Possession of CDS with the Intent to Distribute within 1000 feet of a School, Possession of CDS with the Intent to Distribute within 500 feet of Public Housing and Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia with the Intent to Distribute.